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Systematic Appraisal of Dementia Clinical Guidelines for Use in Occupational Therapy

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2020, 28(4), pp.15-27
  • DOI : 10.14519/kjot.2020.28.4.02
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics
  • Received : July 28, 2020
  • Accepted : August 31, 2020
  • Published : December 30, 2020

Han, Dae-Sung 1

1상지대학교 보건의료과학대학 작업치료학과

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ABSTRACT

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.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.