Health economic evaluations of non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia and their informal caregivers: a systematic review

Journal article
(Review article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Nickel F, Barth J, Kolominsky-Rabas P
Journal: BMC Geriatrics
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 18
Journal issue: 1
ISSN: 1471-2318


Abstract

BACKGROUND: This systematic review aims to review the literature on trial-based economic evaluations of non-pharmacological interventions directly targeted at persons with dementia as well as persons with mild cognitive impairment and their respective caregivers.
METHODS: A systematic literature research was conducted for the timeframe from 2010 to 2016 in the following databases: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, EconLit, Embase, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO and PubMed. Study quality was assessed according to the Drummond criteria.
RESULTS: In total sixteen publications were identified. Health economic evaluations indicated the cost-effectiveness of physical exercise interventions and occupational therapy. There was also evidence to suggest that psychological and behavioral therapies are cost-effective. Health economic studies investigating psychosocial interventions mainly targeted towards informal caregivers showed inconsistent results.
CONCLUSIONS: Due to the increasing prevalence of dementia non-pharmacological interventions and their health economic impact are of increasing importance for health care decision-makers and HTA agencies.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Barth, Janina
Medizinische Fakultät
Kolominsky-Rabas, Peter Prof. Dr. med.
Medizinische Fakultät
Nickel, Franziska
Einrichtungen, die zum Universitätsklinikum Erlangen gehören


Additional Organisation
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Public Health


How to cite

APA:
Nickel, F., Barth, J., & Kolominsky-Rabas, P. (2018). Health economic evaluations of non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia and their informal caregivers: a systematic review. BMC Geriatrics, 18(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0751-1

MLA:
Nickel, Franziska, Janina Barth, and Peter Kolominsky-Rabas. "Health economic evaluations of non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia and their informal caregivers: a systematic review." BMC Geriatrics 18.1 (2018).

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