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

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