Rehabilitation needs assessment in persons with dementia: a scoping review

Rikke Gregersen, Fritze Tonny Norup Kristensen, Mona Kyndig Pedersen, Jette Thuesen

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Rehabilitation needs assessment in persons with dementia: a scoping review

OBJECTIVE: The increasing focus on rehabilitation as a person-centred approach for persons with dementia implies that in
order to tailor rehabilitation, systematic clinical assessment of rehabilitation needs is crucial. This scoping review has identified
and mapped the characteristics of tools (the ‘whats’ of needs assessment) and procedures (the ‘hows’ of needs assessment)
used by health professionals to assess the rehabilitation needs for home-dwelling persons with early-stage dementia.
METHOD: A comprehensive literature search was conducted in JBISRIR, TRIP database, Cochrane Library, PROSPERO,
PubMed, Embase, CINAHLand PsycInfo, supplemented with a search for gray literature. Papers were mapped according to
how tools and procedures were described. Identified tools and procedures were narratively summarized and classified
according to the analytical categories of the International classification of functioning, disability and health model (ICF) and
subjective perspectives including spiritual aspects.
RESULTS: A search was conducted in November 2018 and updated in January 2020. In total, ten papers were included. Three
papers were included after full-text screening, six papers were included after review of reference lists of included papers, and
one through the authors' knowledge of published research papers. Papers were published between 2010 and 2019 from
Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia. Except in one study, the population considered persons diagnosed with
Alzheimer's dementia.
Further results will be presented at the congress.

Publikationsdato1 sep. 2021
StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 2021
Begivenhed24th Rehabilitation World Congress - Aarhus Congress Center, Aarhus, Danmark
Varighed: 7 sep. 20219 sep. 2021


Konference24th Rehabilitation World Congress
LokationAarhus Congress Center


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