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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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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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Bertera, Elizabeth M. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This study combined the African American tradition of oral storytelling with the Hispanic medium of "Fotonovelas." A staggered pretest posttest control group design was used to evaluate four Storytelling Slide Shows on health that featured community members. A total of 212 participants were recruited for the intervention and 217 for the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, African American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Pretests Posttests
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Dattilo, John; Martire, Lynn; Gottschall, Jinger; Weybright, Elizabeth – Educational Gerontology, 2014
There is a need to provide interventions that are of interest to older adults who are not inclined to participate in conventional exercise programs and that can improve balance and fear of falling. One purpose of this pilot study was to assess feasibility and acceptability of an eight-week (3x/wk, 90-minute sessions) multifaceted, small group,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Pilot Projects, Injuries, Physical Activities
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Faul, Anna C. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
The Institute on Aging and Social Work (the institute) supported directed efforts to enhance the research capacity of academics in gerontology across the nation. Due to my participation in the institute, I received intensive training in aging research from distinguished professors as well as staff from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As a…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Eating Habits, Public Agencies, Aging (Individuals)
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Hayslip, Bert; Cooper, Alonna M. – Educational Gerontology, 2012
In this longitudinal study, 108 older individuals (M age = 70.58 years, SD = 6.94) estimated the extent to which their fluid and crystallized skills had changed over the previous three years. For each perceived change, individuals also estimated the extent to which numerous explanatory factors were responsible for such change. Crystallized skills…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Individual Differences, Anxiety, Older Adults
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Wells, Gregory D.; Esopenko, Carrie – Educational Gerontology, 2008
The relative importance of mental effort, as indicated by strategy use, and persistence as potential mediators of the memory self-efficacy (MSE)/memory performance relationship was investigated within a sample of 26 adults aged 65 years and older. It was found that persistence but not strategy use was predictive of performance on a free-recall…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Efficacy, Persistence, Memory
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DeCoster, Vaughn A.; George, Lori – Educational Gerontology, 2005
Diabetes mellitus is a disabling, deadly disease, affecting one in five of adults over 65. Unfortunately, for the few elders that receive diabetes self-care training it is often taught using traditional didactic methods that are insensitive to their unique needs and immersed in the traditional medical paradigm. Integrating diabetes self-care into…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Older Adults, Health Education, Clubs