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Non-Pharmacological Interventions for the Treatment of Behavioural Issues: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: April 12, 2019
Project Number: RB1322-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of adults with behavioural issues?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of adults with behavioural issues?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of adults with behavioural issues?

Key Message

One health technology assessment, twelve systematic reviews (four with meta-analyses), eighteen randomized controlled trials, and four evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the effectiveness and use of non-pharmacological interventions for treating patients with behavioral issues in acute or long-term care settings. No relevant economic evaluations were identified.