Title

Reasoning Exercises in Assisted Living (REAL): A feasibility study

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

7-9-2009

NLM Title Abbreviation

Issues Ment Health Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Issues in Mental Health Nursing

PubMed Central ID

PMC3571651

DOI of Published Version

10.1080/01612840802182813

Start Page

797

End Page

816

Abstract

Assisted Living Facility residents are at risk for cognitive decline that precipitates nursing home placement. Cognitive training protects cognition and leads to maintained self-care for community dwelling elders. This pilot study tested an intervention designed to improve reasoning and everyday problem solving for assisted living residents.

Volunteers (N= 4) completed the six Reasoning Exercises in Assisted Living training sessions provided over one month. Pre-intervention, immediate post-intervention, and 3 month follow-up assessments of problem solving were compared. Scores on the Everyday Problems for Cognitively Challenged Elderly (EPCCE) increased 20% from pre (M=11.00, SD = 8.83) to post-intervention (M=19.5, SD=8.35), t=−312, p = .05. After three months, subjects showed sustained EPCCE score improvement (M = 21.75, SD = 4.57, t =−3.95, p = .03).

Published Article/Book Citation

Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2008 Aug; 29(8): 797–816. doi: 10.1080/01612840802182813

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1894