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Article: Effectiveness of cognitive training for Chinese elderly in Hong Kong

TitleEffectiveness of cognitive training for Chinese elderly in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCognitive stimulation
Cognitive training
Memory
Older adults
Effectiveness
Issue Date2013
Citation
Clinical Interventions in Aging, 2013, v. 8, p. 213-219 How to Cite?
AbstractIn Hong Kong, the evidence for cognitive-training programs in fighting against memory complaints is lacking. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Active Mind cognitive-training program in improving the cognitive function and quality of life (QoL) for local community-dwelling Chinese older adults. A total of 200 subjects were recruited from 20 different district elderly community centers (DECCs). Centers were randomly assigned into either the intervention group or control group. The intervention group underwent eight 1-hour sessions of cognitive training, while the control group were included in the usual group activities provided by the DECCs. Standardized neuropsychological tests (the Chinese version of Mattis Dementia Rating Scale [CDRS] and the Cantonese version of the Mini-Mental State Examination) and the QoL questionnaire SF12 were used to assess participants' cognitive function and QoL before and after the trial. A total of 176 subjects completed the study. The intervention group showed greater improvement in the cognitive function measured by total CDRS score (treatment: 12.24 ± 11.57 vs control: 4.37 ± 7.99; P < 0.001) and QoL measured by total SF12 score (treatment: 7.82 ± 13.19 vs control: 3.18 ± 11.61; P = 0.014). Subjects with lower education level were associated with better cognitive response to the cognitive-training program. The current findings indicated that the Active Mind cognitive-training program was effective in improving the cognitive function and QoL for community-dwelling Chinese older adults in Hong Kong. © 2013 Kwok et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191538
ISSN
2013 Impact Factor: 1.824
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.865
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dc.contributor.authorKwok, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorShiu, YYen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, KCen_US
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, DWHen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, Fen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-15T07:08:55Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-15T07:08:55Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationClinical Interventions in Aging, 2013, v. 8, p. 213-219en_US
dc.identifier.issn1176-9092-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191538-
dc.description.abstractIn Hong Kong, the evidence for cognitive-training programs in fighting against memory complaints is lacking. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Active Mind cognitive-training program in improving the cognitive function and quality of life (QoL) for local community-dwelling Chinese older adults. A total of 200 subjects were recruited from 20 different district elderly community centers (DECCs). Centers were randomly assigned into either the intervention group or control group. The intervention group underwent eight 1-hour sessions of cognitive training, while the control group were included in the usual group activities provided by the DECCs. Standardized neuropsychological tests (the Chinese version of Mattis Dementia Rating Scale [CDRS] and the Cantonese version of the Mini-Mental State Examination) and the QoL questionnaire SF12 were used to assess participants' cognitive function and QoL before and after the trial. A total of 176 subjects completed the study. The intervention group showed greater improvement in the cognitive function measured by total CDRS score (treatment: 12.24 ± 11.57 vs control: 4.37 ± 7.99; P < 0.001) and QoL measured by total SF12 score (treatment: 7.82 ± 13.19 vs control: 3.18 ± 11.61; P = 0.014). Subjects with lower education level were associated with better cognitive response to the cognitive-training program. The current findings indicated that the Active Mind cognitive-training program was effective in improving the cognitive function and QoL for community-dwelling Chinese older adults in Hong Kong. © 2013 Kwok et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Interventions in Agingen_US
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectCognitive stimulation-
dc.subjectCognitive training-
dc.subjectMemory-
dc.subjectOlder adults-
dc.subjectEffectiveness-
dc.titleEffectiveness of cognitive training for Chinese elderly in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, DWH: dwhho@hku.hken_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/CIA.S38070-
dc.identifier.pmid23440076-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84874355169-
dc.identifier.hkuros226171en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000315802000001-

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