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Title: A new comprehensive educational group program for older adults with cognitive complaints: Background, content, and process evaluation
Authors: Hoogenhout, Esther
De Groot, Renate
Jolles, Jelle
Keywords: group intervention
cognitive complaints
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2012
Abstract: This paper presents a comprehensive group intervention for older adults with cognitive complaints. It offers psycho-education about cognitive aging and contextual factors, focuses on skills and compensatory behaviour, and incorporates group discussion. The intervention reduced negative emotional reactions towards cognitive functioning in a controlled study in healthy women aged 60 to 75 years. Its background and content are described in detail to enable replication and large-scale implementation. Therefore, a process evaluation was carried out. The results support participants’ appreciation and point to better self-evaluations after intervention. This intervention may offer a valuable contribution to public health care for older adults.
Description: Hoogenhout, E. M., De Groot, R. H. M., & Jolles, J. (2011). A new comprehensive educational group intervention for older adults with cognitive complaints: Background, content, and process evaluation. Educational Gerontology, 37, 51-73. doi:10.1080/03601277.2010.515888
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