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Smith, Derek; Zheng, Robert; Metz, Aj; Morrow, Sue; Pompa, Janience; Hill, Justin; Rupper, Rand – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Enhancing the cognitive functionality of digital technology can be critical in learning complex topics like caregiving for older adults. This study examines the deployment of cognitive prompts in video-based training to optimize older adults' cognitive information process in both deep and surface learning. The path analysis revealed the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Prompting
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Xiong, Jie; Zuo, Meiyun – Educational Gerontology, 2019
With the popularization of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the e-learning landscape, more and more older adults are participating in MOOC learning activities. Understanding older adults' learning motivations in MOOCs will help MOOC developers design suitable learning systems and appropriate course content for older learners. Using a content…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Learning Motivation, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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Hirakawa, Yoshihisa; Uemura, Mayu Yasuda; Chiang, Chifa; Aoyama, Atsuko – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this study is twofold: to assess the acceptance and usefulness of Nagoya University Small Private Online Courses, which is an online end-of-life care educational program through popular social media designed to supplement traditional end-of-life care education among healthcare professionals and to get constructive feedback with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Online Courses, Death
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Intrieri, Robert C.; Kurth, Maria L. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The present study assessed knowledge of aging, attitudes toward aging, ageism, and contact with older adults in a sample of 271 Non-Hispanic White and African-American undergraduates. Research examining racial differences in knowledge of aging, attitudes toward aging, ageism, and contact with older adults has been sparse. Results for the current…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Social Attitudes
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Kurth, Maria L.; Intrieri, Robert C. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The present study assessed knowledge of aging, ageism, and attitudes toward aging in undergraduate recreation and law enforcement majors. Past research with psychology, social work, and nursing majors showed that greater knowledge of aging was related to fewer ageist attitudes and beliefs. The results showed that law enforcement students possessed…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, Recreation, Majors (Students), Student Attitudes
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Scerri, Anthony; Scerri, Charles – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Although the impact of Alzheimer's disease training programs directed to informal and formal caregivers has been extensively studied, programs for older adults who do not have the disease are relatively few. Moreover, increased knowledge increases fear of the disease, even though there is little empirical evidence to support this. This study…
Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Older Adults, Knowledge Level, Fear
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Werner, Perla; Jabel, Hanan Abo; Reuveni, Yehudit; Prilutzki, Daniela – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Research in the area of public stigma and Alzheimer disease (AD) is attracting increased attention in the last years. However, studies are limited to assessing the topic among adult persons. The aims of this study were to assess stigmatic beliefs toward a person with AD in high-school students and to examine whether majority-minority status is…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Alzheimers Disease, Aging (Individuals), High School Students
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Pope, Natalie D.; Slovak, Karen L.; Giger, Jarod T. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
The purpose of this article is to report on the implementation and initial evaluation of a 1-day training intervention targeting direct care providers in the Ohio aging services network. A primary objective is to describe the training intervention that consisted of two parts: (a) a gatekeeper training for assessing suicide risk among older adults,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Aging (Individuals)
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Åberg, Pelle – Educational Gerontology, 2016
How does participation in nonformal learning influence the self-perceived well-being among older adults? This article looks into that issue through a study of people aged 65 years or older who have participated in Swedish study circles. The data analyzed consists of a nation-wide survey of study circle participants. The results show that there are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Informal Education
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Cadet, Tamara J.; Berrett-Abebe, Julie; Burke, Shanna L.; Bakk, Louanne; Kalenderian, Elsbeth; Maramaldi, Peter – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Nursing home residents over the age of 65 years are at high risk for poor oral health and related complications such as pneumonia and adverse diabetes outcomes. A preliminary study found that Massachusetts' nursing homes generally lack the training and resources needed to provide adequate oral health care to residents. In this study, an…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Dental Health, Nursing Homes, Older Adults
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Kusmaul, Nancy – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Direct caregivers in nursing homes are the certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who provide the majority of hands-on care. This study administered a knowledge instrument to a sample of CNAs () employed at nursing homes in a northeastern city to evaluate their knowledge in the domains of aging, cognition, and mental health. This study found that…
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Educational Gerontology, Nursing Homes, Knowledge Level
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Ross, Linda; Jennings, Paul; Williams, Brett – Educational Gerontology, 2016
As the population ages, so does the number of older patients encountered by paramedics. It is vital that paramedics are adequately prepared to meet the unique and growing needs of these patients. Experience and education play key roles in the formation of attitudes that impact behavior, and ultimately patient care. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Older Adults, Patients, Student Experience
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Haynes, Carion R. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is steadily increasing among the baby boom population. Among this population, there is a gap between knowledge and behavioral choices. HIV risk perception is multifaceted and shaped by different sociodemographic factors. Baby boomers' perception of risk and sociocognitive determinates that impact their decision…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Baby Boomers, Knowledge Level, Health Behavior
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Jones, Cindy; Moyle, Wendy – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Expression of sexuality by older people, particularly those with dementia, can be challenging and confronting for aged-care staff. Education on this topic is often a low priority area for aged-care organizations, and there appears to be limited training programs available. Results from our study highlighted the value of an eLearning education…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Dementia
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Jang, Yuri; Yoon, Hyunwoo; Marti, C. Nathan; Kim, Miyong T. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Using the translated contents of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)'s Aging IQ, an educational intervention was delivered to older Korean Americans. The educational program was delivered via two different modalities, Internet-based education (n = 12) and in-class education (n = 11), and the overall feasibility and efficacy were evaluated by the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Intelligence Quotient, Intervention, Korean Americans
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