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Quantity of Movement as a Measure of Engagement for Dementia: The Influence of Motivational Disorders

Author
Perugia, G.; Rodriguez-Martin, D.; Diaz, M.; Catala, A.; Barakova, E.; Rauterberg, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
American Journal of Alzheimers Disease and Other Dementias
Date of publication
2018-01-01
Volume
33
Number
2
First page
112
Last page
121
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1177/1533317517739700 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/113201 Open in new window
URL
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1533317517739700 Open in new window
Abstract
Engagement in activities is crucial to improve quality of life in dementia. Yet, its measurement relies exclusively on behavior observation and the influence that behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) have on it is overlooked. This study investigated whether quantity of movement, gauged with a wrist-worn accelerometer, could be a sound measure of engagement and whether apathy and depression negatively affected engagement. Fourteen participants with dementia took part in 6 sess...
Citation
Perugia, G., Rodriguez-Martin, D., Diaz, M., Catala, A., Barakova, E., Rauterberg, M. Quantity of Movement as a Measure of Engagement for Dementia: The Influence of Motivational Disorders. "American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias", 1 Gener 2018, vol. 33, núm. 2, p. 112-121.
Keywords
activities, dementia, engagement, motivation, quantity of movement, triaxial accelerometer
Group of research
CETpD - Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living
ISSET - Integrated Smart Sensors and Health Technologies

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