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Table 1 Objectives and instrumental set-up of the trial

From: Evaluation of a hospital-based day-structuring exercise programme on exacerbated behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia - the exercise carrousel: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  Variable Instrument
Primary objective Behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD) Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study-Clinical Global Impression of Change [33]
Secondary objective Dimensions of BPSD Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) [35]
   Cohen-Mansfield-Agitation-Inventory [36]
  Caregiver burden NPI-caregiver-subscale [35]
  Application of antipsychotics Chlorpromazine-equivalents [34]
  Application of benzodiazepine Diazepam-equivalents [36]
  Motor behaviour Body fixed motion sensor
  Saliva cortisol levels Demeditec™ saliva kits [42]
  Neurotrophic factor levels Brain-derived neurotrophic factor from blood-serum probes [44]