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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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Lee, Eun-Kyoung Othelia; Yoon, Hyunsook; Lee, Jungui; Yoon, Jiyoung; Chang, Eunjin – Educational Gerontology, 2012
This community-based, health promotion intervention for seniors provided a comprehensive review of the effect of body-mind-spirit (BMS) interventions on health behaviors. The 12-week curriculum offered sessions on exercise, nutrition, sexuality, leisure, stress management, cognitive behavioral therapy, forgiveness, and happiness. Gerontological…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Stress Management
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Ntiri, Daphne W.; Stewart, Merry – Educational Gerontology, 2010
This article reviews the challenges encountered in the recruitment of urban older African-Americans in a study to explore the effects of interactive educational intervention on functional health literacy and diabetes knowledge. Our methods included identification of challenges related to the individual characteristics of seniors' centers that…
Descriptors: African Americans, Individual Characteristics, Diabetes, Recruitment
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Zhou, Biao; Chen, Kun; Yu, Yunxian; Wang, Hui; Zhang, Shuangshuang; Zheng, Weijun – Educational Gerontology, 2010
A randomized cluster trial was conducted to assess the impact of individualized health intervention guided by the transtheoretical model (TTM) theory on behavior change and quality of life (QoL) among the older rural population of China. A total of 2441 persons aged 60 years and over participated in the study. After a nine-month intervention,…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Intervention, Health Promotion, Quality of Life
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Hsu, Hui-Chuan; Wang, Chun-Hou; Chen, Yi-Chun; Chang, Ming-Chen; Wang, Jean – Educational Gerontology, 2010
This study evaluated the outcome and process of a community-based aging intervention program for the elderly in Taiwan. The program included education on nutrition and dietary behavior and on physical activities. Outcome and process evaluations were conducted. The program may have had some effects on decreasing some dietary behavioral problems and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Physical Activities, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Cresci, M. Kay; Yarandi, Hossein N.; Morrell, Roger W. – Educational Gerontology, 2010
Enthusiasm for information technology (IT) is growing among older adults. Many older adults enjoy IT and the Internet (Pro-Nets), but others have no desire to use it (No-Nets). This study found that Pro-Nets and No-Nets were different on a number of variables that might predict IT use. No-Nets were older, had less education and income, were…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Information Technology, Internet, Prediction
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Nusbaum, N. J.; Mistretta, M.; Wegner, J. – Educational Gerontology, 2007
As part of a research project aimed at the health care needs of the vulnerable community-dwelling elderly, an educational intervention was delivered to police and firefighters in worksite settings. A single educational intervention proved insufficient to produce lasting attitudinal and behavioral change as measured by follow-up surveys 3 and 6…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Health Needs, Behavior Change, Health Promotion
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Lucchetti, Maria; Mazzoni, Ermanna; Principi, Andrea; Greco, Cosetta – Educational Gerontology, 2007
The article provides an overview of health prevention programs implemented by local authorities to target the needs of older people in Italy. Interventions include health promotion and primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention. The most important characteristics of the interventions are described in terms of type, targets,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Prevention, Diseases
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Austin-Wells, Vonnette; McDougall, Graham J.; Becker, Heather – Educational Gerontology, 2006
This paper describes strategies developed to recruit and retain an ethnically diverse sample in a longitudinal intervention of 246 participants in the SeniorWISE study. The ethnic and socioeconomic differences of these participants necessitated the use of different methods of effectively communicating with this population. Recruitment benefited…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Intervention, Educational Strategies, Focus Groups
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Assantachai, Prasert; Bunnag, Chaweewan; Piya-Anant, Manee; Thamlikitkul, Visanu – Educational Gerontology, 2006
Effective strategies that bring health promotion messages to older adults in a developing country are needed. To evaluate the impact of various education media upon changes in knowledge and health behavior, a double-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted involving 1,268 older adults in a southwest Bangkok suburb. Group teaching…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Older Adults, Developing Nations, Health Behavior