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Table 1 Selection criteria for inclusion/exclusion from the Evidem-E trial

From: Evaluation of exercise on individuals with dementia and their carers: a randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Diagnosis of:
a. Dementia in primary or secondary care OR
b. Suspected dementia confirmed by the researcher to ensure the DCR-10 criteria are met;
Presence of a carer (professional, friend or family member, who does not necessarily have to live with the participant);
Presence of BPSD measured through NPI. [NPI score in any one sub-set (except only hallucination or delusion) more than or equal to 2 in severity and more than or equal to 2 in frequency];
Consent of participant, or in the case of an individual who is not capable of giving informed consent, the assent of the participant with agreement of carer; Consent of carer.
Cardio-respiratory condition, neurological or musculo-skeletal condition of a degree that prevents participation to even the modified exercise regime unsafe or not possible.
Three or more falls in the previous year ("frequent fallers") assessed by FRAT or high falls risk defined by TUSS;
Uncontrolled medical problems, which the GP considers would exclude participants from undertaking the exercise programme; for example, acute systemic illness' such as pneumonia, poorly controlled angina, acute rheumatoid arthritis, unstable or acute heart failure;
Sensory impairment to an extent that prevents dyad facilitated exercise;
Participant or carer dissent to engage in the exercise programme.