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TitleCognitive stimulation for portuguese older adults with cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial of efficacy, comparative duration, feasibility and experiential relevance
Author(s)Alves, Jorge
Costa, Filipa Alves
Magalhães, Rosana
Gonçalves, Óscar F.
Sampaio, Adriana
KeywordsCognitive intervention
Cognitive stimulation
Dementia mild cognitive impairment
Mild cognitive impairment
dementia
mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
Issue date2014
PublisherSAGE
JournalAmerican Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
CitationAlves, J., Alves-Costa, F., Magalhães, R., Gonçalves, O. F., & Sampaio, A. (2014). Cognitive stimulation for portuguese older adults with cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial of efficacy, comparative duration, feasibility and experiential relevance. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 29(6), 503-512
Abstract(s)Although some studies point to cognitive stimulation as a beneficial therapy for older adults with cognitive impairments, this area of research and practice is still lacking dissemination and is underrepresented in many countries. Moreover, the comparative effects of different intervention durations remain to be established and, besides cognitive effects, pragmatic parameters, such as cost-effectiveness and experiential relevance to participants, are seldom explored. In this work, we present a randomized con- trolled wait-list trial evaluating 2 different intervention durations (standard 1⁄4 17 vs brief 1⁄4 11 sessions) of a cognitive stimulation program developed for older adults with cognitive impairments with or without dementia. 20 participants were randomly assigned to the standard duration intervention program (17 sessions, 1.5 months) or to a wait-list group. At postintervention of the standard intervention group, the wait-list group crossed over to receive the brief intervention program (11 sessions, 1 month). Changes in neuropsychological, functionality, quality of life, and caregiver outcomes were evaluated. Experience during intervention and costs and feasibility were also evaluated. The current cognitive stimulation programs (ie, standard and brief) showed high values of experiential relevance for both intervention durations. High adherence, completion rates, and reasonable costs were found for both formats. Further studies are needed to definitively establish the potential efficacy, optimal duration, cost-effectiveness, and experiential relevance for participants of cognitive intervention approaches.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/40087
DOI10.1177/1533317514522541
ISSN1533-3175
1938-2731
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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