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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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Kogan, Lori R.; Schoenfeld-Tacher, Regina M. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Biases against the elderly and people with disabilities can lead to discriminatory behaviors. One way to conceptualize attitudes toward the elderly and people with disabilities is through the differentiation of explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) factors. Although both explicit and implicit attitudes and biases contribute to the full…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Social Bias, Disabilities, Service Learning
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Kao, I-Chan; Chang, Liang-Chih – Educational Gerontology, 2017
We examined whether a 12-week leisure education program could promote leisure autonomy and leisure competence and reduce stress in older adults. Forty subjects were randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group. Before the experiment, pretest data were collected using leisure autonomy, leisure competence, and stress scales.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Leisure Time, Outcomes of Education, Control Groups
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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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Choi, Sora; Park, Myonghwa – Educational Gerontology, 2017
People with dementia (PWD) and their family caregivers need an increasing number of diverse health and social services. A multidisciplinary person-centered approach to dementia services is required to meet the complex needs of PWD and their family caregivers. However, educational programs struggle to prepare health and social work students to meet…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Dementia, Research Projects, Experiential Learning
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Elpers, Kathy; Amano, Takashi; DeCoster, Vaughn; Johnson, Missy – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) is a significant challenge for staff working in long-term care facilities. This study examines the effectiveness of a psycho-educational training aimed at changing staff's attitudes. The results indicated that participants' attitudes toward dementia were more positive,…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Staff Development, Pilot Projects, Dementia
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Chien, Hung-Ju; Tann, D. B. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The aim of the Multigenerational Learning Program (MLP) is to increase multigenerational interactions through activities, which will help all learners including middle aged to older adults, university students, and children to improve multigenerational understanding, and increase their positive attitudes toward each other. The MLP activities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Participant Characteristics, Learning Activities
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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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Cho, Hyejin; Suh, Wookyung; Lee, Jiyoung; Jang, Younju; Kim, Minjung – Educational Gerontology, 2016
This study investigated a retirement coaching educational program using the mixed method research design. A structured survey was distributed to 48 financial planners who had undergone 50-hour retirement education including retirement coaching. The coaching was conducted in two sessions in 2015. Results revealed that first, the retirement coaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coaching (Performance), Preretirement Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Mateos, Pedro M.; Valentin, Alberto; González-Tablas, Maria del Mar; Espadas, Verónica; Vera, Juan L.; Jorge, Inmaculada García – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Strategies based memory training programs are widely used to enhance the cognitive abilities of the elderly. Participants in these training programs are usually people whose mental abilities remain intact. Occasionally, people with cognitive impairment also participate. The aim of this study was to test if memory training designed specifically for…
Descriptors: Memory, Mnemonics, Older Adults, Cognitive Ability
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Uymaz, Pelin E.; Nahcivan, Nursen O. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among the elderly living in nursing homes. There is a need to implement and evaluate fall prevention programs in nursing homes to reduce the number of falls. The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of a nurse-led fall prevention education program in a sample of nursing home…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Homes, Injuries, Pretests Posttests
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Papadopoulos, Charilaos; Jager, Johnna M. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a strength-training program combined with an educational intervention on resistance-training knowledge, adherence, psychological parameters, and functionality in older individuals residing in assisted living facilities. Twenty-four (mean age: 83.8 ± 8.0 years) participants were divided into…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Physical Fitness, Health Related Fitness, Statistical Analysis
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Strom, Robert D.; Strom, Paris S. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
A rationale describes the need for societies with a lengthy lifespan to make education available that can support learning and favorable influence for a rapidly growing grandparent population. International studies drawn from varied disciplines are reviewed that make known the effects of formal education and the effects of social engagement on…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Psychometrics, Retirement, Pretests Posttests
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Zheng, Robert; Hicken, Bret L.; Hill, Robert D.; Luptak, Marilyn; Daniel, Candice M.; Grant, Marren; Rupper, Randall – Educational Gerontology, 2016
This research project included two studies that investigated (a) differences between technology use in tech-knowledgeable and less tech-knowledgeable older persons, (b) cognitive and affective variables and their association with the application of technology, and (c) the implications of these variables on the design of remote-delivered caregiver…
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Older Adults, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Fullen, Matthew C.; Gorby, Sean R. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Resilience has been described as a paradigm for aging that is more inclusive than models that focus on physiological and functional abilities. We evaluated a novel program, Resilient Aging, designed to influence marginalized older adults' perceptions of their resilience, self-efficacy, and wellness. The multiweek group program incorporated an…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Resilience (Psychology), Disadvantaged, Program Evaluation
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