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Effects of health education in the elderly with mild cognitive impairment

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Author(s):
Francine Golghetto Casemiro ; Diana Monteiro Quirino ; Maria Angélica Andreotti Diniz ; Rosalina Aparecida Partezani Rodrigues ; Sofia Cristina Iost Pavarini ; Aline Cristina Martins Gratão
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem; v. 71, p. -, 2018.
Abstract

ABSTRACT Objective: to analyze the effects of health education on both cognition and depressive/anxiety symptoms in the elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Method: this is a randomized and controlled clinical trial. Participants (n=22) were recruited from a specialized outpatient clinic, and assigned into two groups: a Health Education Group (HEG) (n=10) and a Control Group (CG) (n=12). The participants were evaluated before and after the intervention, which was composed of classes and dynamics. The intervention consisted of 20 meetings, over a period of five months. The assessment was performed by means of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination – Revised (ACER), the Mini-Mental State Examination to access participant’s cognitive state, and the Beck’s Scale to access depressive/anxiety symptoms. A Memory Complaints Scale (EQM) was also used. The analysis was carried out using the Student’s t test for paired samples. Results: the HEG group demonstrated an improvement in attention/orientation (p= 0,026), memory (p=0.001), language (p= 0.033), and ACE-R (p= 0.003). On the other hand, the CG did not present improvement. Conclusion: the results highlight the importance of non-pharmacological interventions in older adults with MCI to reduce cognitive deficits. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/18896-3 - Cognitive training as intervention strategy for elderly with mild cognitive impairment
Grantee:Isabela Azevedo Rodrigues
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation