Objective: This study aims to suggest a direction for the development of Korean-type dementia occupationaltherapy guidelines by presenting a systematic evaluation and practical recommendations for search guidelinescontaining the existing specific clinical recommendations for dementia management.
Methods: A systematic search was conducted on various databases including GIN, and 15 search guidelines wereapplied for a quality evaluation of the guideline research and evaluation tool (AGREE). In addition, the actualrecommendations for occupational therapy intervention for dementia were extracted and the basis and intensitywere compared.
Results: Among the 15 guidelines, 7 were higher than 60%, indicating “High quality”. A total of 23 recommendationswere deduced and 6 guidelines suggested recommendations. The US and Korea guidelines were developed basedon an occupational therapy practice framework.
Conclusion: By comparing and evaluating various guidelines related to dementia, it is necessary to suggest anddevelop the direction and supplementation of the Korean-type dementia occupational therapy guidelines, and totry to make an effective intervention for dementia while focusing on dementia symptoms.