Category Archives: Systematic Reviews

Doubling in Global Burden of Parkinson’s Disease, 1990–2016 (Lancet Neurology)

Summary A systematic analysis of epidemiological studies concerning the global, regional, and nation-specific prevalence of Parkinson’s Disease (and years of life lived with disability arising from this condition) notes a doubling of the burden of Parkinson’s Disease between 1990 and … Continue reading

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Understanding the Basics of Care and Support: a Tale of Two Cultures? (JCN)

Summary A systematic review, concerning the effectiveness of nursing interventions for patients’ nutrition, elimination, mobility and hygiene needs, discovered numerous inadequacies in the quality of evidence. This is perhaps reflective of an age-old culture divide between “doers” and “thinkers”. “The … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diets: Good for Mental Health? (BBC News / Molecular Psychiatry / NHS Choices)

Summary Mediterranean diets may help to prevent depression, according to a new meta-analysis of 41 earlier studies. More research is needed to confirm this suspected link. Full Text Link Reference Mediterranean diet ‘may help prevent depression’. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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Evidence Gaps in the Implementation of eHealth Interventions for Informal Caregivers of People with Dementia (Internet Interventions)

Summary There is reported to be no shortage of evidence that eHealth interventions for informal carers of people living with dementia can be effective on numerous fronts, including:  “ … improving a range of psychological outcomes in caregivers, such as … Continue reading

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Cochrane Review of Music Therapy for Emotional Wellbeing, BPSD Reduction and/ or Quality of Life (Cochrane Database / BBC News / Frontiers in Psychology)

Summary An updated Cochrane Review concludes that music therapy might be of benefit for some persons living with dementia under certain circumstances, some of the time, probably… “Providing people with dementia who are in institutional care with at least five … Continue reading

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WHO’s Worldwide Trends in Insufficient Physical Activity (BBC News / Lancet Global Health)

Summary It appears that the WHO 2025 global physical activity target (of a 10% relative reduction in insufficient physical activity) is unlikely to be achieved. “A WHO report estimates that more than a quarter of people worldwide – 1.4 billion … Continue reading

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Counter-Intuitive Evidence on the Efficacy of Education for Healthcare Professionals in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers (Cochrane Database / NHS Improvement)

Summary Conventional wisdom would suggest that education and training of healthcare staff must be of some practical benefit for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In the real world it may well do so, who knows, but a Cochrane Review has … Continue reading

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