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Sensory Rooms for Patients in Long-Term Care: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: November 25, 2016
Project Number: RA0878-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of sensory rooms for patients in long-term care?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of sensory rooms for patients in long-term care?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of sensory rooms for patients with dementia in long-term care?

Key Message

Two systematic reviews, four randomized controlled trials, eight non-randomized studies, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding sensory rooms for patients in long-term care.