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Scott, Theresa L.; Mittelman, Mary S.; Beattie, Elizabeth; Parker, Deborah; Neville, Christine – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The aim of this study was to develop an Internet-based self-directed training program for Australian healthcare workers to facilitate learning and competence in delivery of a proven intervention for caregivers of people with dementia: The New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI). The NYUCI is a nonpharmacological, multicomponent…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Older Adults, Health Personnel, Caregivers
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Jang, Miseon; Lee, Yeunsook – Educational Gerontology, 2015
This study aims to verify the effects of an education program on home renovation for fall prevention among older people, more specifically fall efficacy and home renovation intentions. A quasiexperimental study with nonequivalent control and comparative groups was conducted to demonstrate the effects of the education. A total of 51 older people…
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Interviews, Surveys
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Hantman, Shira; Gimmon, Eli – Educational Gerontology, 2014
The purpose of this article is to describe a project that aims to foster active aging through entrepreneurial activities among older adults. The project establishes the feasibility of implementing an intervention program that assimilates the concept and capabilities of entrepreneurship among older adults and supports them while launching new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Entrepreneurship, 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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Holt, Elizabeth W.; Rung, Ariane L.; Leon, Kyla A.; Firestein, Catherine; Krousel-Wood, Marie – Educational Gerontology, 2014
To effectively address medication adherence and improve cardiovascular health among older adults, a deeper understanding is needed of the barriers that this age group faces and of approaches that would be most effective and feasible for improving adherence. We conducted a focus group study (n = 25) in a diverse population of older adults with…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Heart Disorders, Older Adults, Drug Therapy
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Berkowsky, Ronald W.; Cotton, Shelia R.; Yost, Elizabeth A.; Winstead, Vicki P. – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Much literature has been devoted to theoretical explanations of the learning processes of older adults and to the methods of teaching best utilized in older populations. However, there has been less focus on the education of older adults who reside in assisted and independent living communities (AICs), especially with regards to information and…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Older Adults, Information Skills, Internet
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Koidou, Irene; Kollias, Nikolaos; Sdravou, Katerina; Grouios, George – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Dysphagia is the clinical expression of disruption of the synchronized activity surrounding the normal swallowing mechanism. It results from a large number of causes including neurologic, myopathic, metabolic, inflammatory/autoimmune, infectious, structural, iatrogenic, and psychiatric diseases. It can have a significant impact on social and…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Literature Reviews, Incidence, Classification
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Larsson, Ellinor; Larsson-Lund, Maria; Nilsson, Ingeborg – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The digital gap is a threat to the participation of senior citizens in society, as a large proportion of seniors are not involved in Internet based activities (IBAs). To be able to overcome this disadvantage for seniors, there is a need to both learn more about the conditions that make seniors start performing IBAs and to be able to provide them…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Internet, Older Adults
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van Selm, Martine; Van der Heijden, Beatrice I. J. M. – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The stimulation of lifelong employability of employees is one of today's challenges in all sectors of the Dutch society. In this article, we will outline the historical context of the life-long employability issue in the Netherlands, and provide an overview of current business responses to the issue. We will discuss key obstacles for improving…
Descriptors: National Programs, Intervention, Educational Gerontology, Employment Potential
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Ko, Eunjeong; Roh, Soonhee; Higgins, Doreen – Educational Gerontology, 2013
End-of-life communication is an important process as it allows individuals' treatment preferences to be known, yet not every culture is receptive to such discussions. Planning for end-of-life care is not readily supported in Asian culture, and little is known about individuals' communication with family and health care professionals among older…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Korean Americans, Death, Interpersonal Communication
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Kim, Yujin – Educational Gerontology, 2013
As the prevalence of suicide among the elderly has developed in recent years into one of the more serious social problems in South Korea, preventing these elderly suicides has emerged as a national priority. Korean social workers play a major role in the recent elderly suicide prevention efforts that were implemented starting in 2007. The purpose…
Descriptors: Suicide, Social Work, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Moriello, Gabriele; Cotter, J. James; Shook, Nathalie; Dodd-McCue, Diane; Welleford, E. Ayn – Educational Gerontology, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore how stereotypes affect physical performance in older adults. During Experiment 1, older adults were primed with objects representing aging stereotypes to determine whether these objects can activate stereotypes of aging. Results from the first part of this study provide evidence that certain material…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Social Attitudes, Physical Fitness, Older Adults
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Mustafa, Nageen; Tsaroucha, Anna; Le Mesurier, Nick; Benbow, Susan Mary; Kingston, Paul – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Educating and training the dementia workforce is a global challenge, given the expected increasing number of people living with dementia across the world as the population ages. Two projects from the UK (one regionally and one locality based) investigated courses available to the workforce and mapped the content of identified courses against a…
Descriptors: Dementia, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Course Content
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