Vol. 12 nº 2 - Apr/May/Jun de 2018
Original Article Páginas: 189 a 195

Challenges faced and lessons learned: a multi-component prospective memory training program for Malaysian older adults

Authors Azin Farzin1; Rahimah Ibrahim2; Zainal Madon3; Hamidon Basri4

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keywords: cross-over studies, aged, prospective memory, cognition disorders, activities of daily living.

ABSTRACT:
The surrounding circumstances and environments of Malaysian older adults could make conducting interventions (mainly in terms of clinical or randomized controlled trials) a challenge. Working with older adults and facing cultural issues could be challenging.
OBJECTIVE: This paper illustrates a significant perspective of some of the challenges faced while conducting a randomized controlled trial exploring the impact of a multi-component intervention that included strategy- and process-based prospective memory (PM) training among Malaysian older adults.
METHODS: The current study was a randomized controlled trial (RCT) and therefore the challenges were presented in accordance with the CONSORT statement style.
RESULTS: A discussion on how these issues were addressed is provided.
CONCLUSION: Some suggestions were presented to help researchers plan and create interventions for similar studies and to support a practical method of addressing all related challenges.

 

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