The exact definition of taxonomy varies depending on the discipline and its objects of study but an unspecific or general definition should always include a core concept:
The identification, naming, and classifying of....
In the case of NPTs taxonomy is a leading issue. Non-pharmacological therapies have been already identified and named but few are the attempts to classify them as well as to provide them with some structure.
What bench mark could be used in order to classify them?
- Type of intervention (group or individual, caregiver or patient focused, cognitive/behavioural/ physical, maintenance Vs improvement, etc)
- Intervention's outcome measures
Recommendation Table for NPTs According to EBM
| Recommendation Degree
|| Family Caregiver
|| Professional Caregiver|
|Multi Component|| |
Massage & Touch
Training and Education
Counselling and Case Management
Mechanical Restraints Preventive Programmes
Support and Psychotherapy
Multi Component Interventions