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|Title: ||Effect of a structured course involving goal management training|
|Authors: ||Van Hooren, Susan|
Van Boxtel, Martin
|Keywords: ||Cognitive functioning|
|Issue Date: ||2006|
|Abstract: ||Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a structured 6-week neuropsychological course on the executive
functioning of older adults with cognitive complaints.
Methods: A randomised controlled design was used involving 69 community dwelling individuals aged 55 years and older. Both objective
and subjective measures were included to assess executive functioning. General linear model with repeated measures analysis of variance was
used to examine the intervention effects.
Results: After the intervention, the participants in the intervention group were significantly less annoyed by their cognitive failures, were
better able to manage their executive failures and reported less anxiety symptoms than those in the waiting list control group.
Conclusion: These findings indicate that a combination of psycho-education and training has the potential to change the attitude of older
individuals towards their cognitive functioning.
Practice implications: Because this training focussed on cognitive functions that are among the first to decline in older adults and the
subjective evaluation of the people after training was quite favourable, the proposed intervention may be considered a valuable contribution to
cognitive interventions for older adults.|
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