ERIC Number: EJ1066676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Aging IQ Intervention with Older Korean Americans: A Comparison of Internet-Based and In-Class Education
Jang, Yuri; Yoon, Hyunwoo; Marti, C. Nathan; Kim, Miyong T.
Educational Gerontology, v41 n9 p642-652 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 Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework. A high level of completion and overall satisfaction with the program was observed in both groups. Both groups also exhibited a significant improvement in their knowledge about aging after the completion of the educational program. However, at the one-month follow-up, the Internet-based group showed a greater retention of the knowledge gained. The findings not only support the value of education on aging for older ethnic minorities but also suggest the use of the Internet as an integral modality of intervention delivery.
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Intelligence Quotient, Intervention, Korean Americans, Older Adults, Guidelines, Online Courses, Knowledge Level, Program Effectiveness, Retention (Psychology), Aging Education
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