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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Digital technologies to support people living with dementia in the care home setting to engage in meaningful occupations: protocol for a scoping review

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Population Participants of any age, gender or ethnicity living with dementia, of any type or severity.
Studies which included participants without dementia reported the outcomes for PLWD separately.
The study population was not focussed on PLWD or studies with mixed cohorts did not report the outcomes for PLWD separately.
Concepts Describes the use of a digital technology, defined for this scoping review as an electronic computer-based technology that processes data using binary code. The intervention studied was not a digital computer-based technology.
Supports PLWD to engage in a meaningful occupation:
-Used for a personalised activity (i.e. personal music playlist).
-Specifically tailored to a person’s preferences or abilities.
-Facilitated engagement in a meaningful occupation (i.e. care staff use of care note software or predictive algorithms)
-Maintained self-identity (i.e. digital life story book)
-Maintained connections with others (i.e. social media, video calls, and social robots).
The intervention did not support engagement in a meaningful occupation:
-Generic technology which has not been personalised or used to connect with others.
-Telemedicine or telecare where the technology is used to provide medical care rather than a meaningful occupation.
-Monitoring, tracking or assistive technology for personal care (such as alarm clocks, medication reminders) unless this facilitated a meaningful occupation (such as tracking algorithms to predict and plan meaningful occupations).
-Technology used solely for e-learning/training.
Context The technology was used in a care home setting which includes both care homes with nursing (nursing home) and those without (residential care home). The study did not specifically focus on the care home setting (such as domiciliary care, day centres or extra care housing services).
The study was primary research utilising any methodology. Review of evidence (such as literature reviews, systematic reviews and scoping reviews).
Conference paper, editorial or book chapter.
Duplicate or correction of no significance.
Published in a peer-reviewed journal in any year. Non-peer reviewed.
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