SeniorWISE: Improving Everyday Memory in At-Risk Elderly
The purpose of this study is to determine whether classes on memory training will help older adults to improve or maintain their daily activities.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized|
|Official Title:||Improving Everyday Memory in At-Risk Elderly|
|Study Start Date:||March 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Volunteer participants will be randomly assigned to experimental (memory training) and comparison (health promotion) groups. Both groups will learn strategies for successful aging. Participants will be in the study for 27 months and will be interviewed on five occasions for 3 hours per interview. The classroom-based intervention is an 8-session, 1 1/2 hour course designed to teach older adults the use of strategies to improve everyday memory. Strategically-placed booster sessions will be provided to subjects within 3 months following the last class session.
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing|
|Austin, Texas, United States, 78701|
|Principal Investigator:||Graham McDougall, PhD, RN||University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing|