The Effects of Environmental Enrichment Program on Cognitive Function among Institutionalized elderly

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154273
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of Environmental Enrichment Program on Cognitive Function among Institutionalized elderly
Abstract:
The Effects of Environmental Enrichment Program on Cognitive Function among Institutionalized elderly
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:So, Heeyoung, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chungnam National University
Title:Professor
[Evidence-based Presentation] Purpose: As population of elderly people continues to grow, successful aging has risen to the top of the nursing science agenda. The successful aging includes maintenance of the cognitive and physical functions, as well as emotional well-beings. This study was carried out to evaluateáeffects of the environmental enrichments on cognition of institutionalized elderly. Method: The population was selected among the elderly aging over 65 residing at two of institutions. A quasi experimental design was used with non-equivalent control group. Study subjects were thirteen for each group. For the experimental group, physical, social and symbolic environmental enrichment program was provided for six weeks. The data were analyzed by repeated measure ANOVA and repeated measure ANCOVA using SPSS Win 11.0. Result: Compared to control group, the experimental group showed a significant difference on DSF (F=3.29, p=.046), and TMTA (F=4.76, p=.013) of cognitive function, and depression (F=5.56, p=.007) of emotional distress after 1 and 12 weeks of environmental enrichment program. Conclusion: Findings indicate that physical, social, and symbolic environmental enrichment was effective to partially prevent from cognitive decline, and to decrease emotional distress of elderly. As a nursing intervention, environmental enrichment program for elderly should be expanded for nursing practice to promote healthy aging and to offer support to the growing population of elderly. Further research should be conducted to evaluate the effect on the community elderly. ááKey words: Environmental impact, Aged, Cognition
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of Environmental Enrichment Program on Cognitive Function among Institutionalized elderlyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154273-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effects of Environmental Enrichment Program on Cognitive Function among Institutionalized elderly</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">So, Heeyoung, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chungnam National University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hysoh@cnu.ac.kr</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Presentation] Purpose: As population of elderly people continues to grow, successful aging has risen to the top of the nursing science agenda. The successful aging includes maintenance of the cognitive and physical functions, as well as emotional well-beings. This study was carried out to evaluate&aacute;effects of the environmental enrichments on cognition of institutionalized elderly. Method: The population was selected among the elderly aging over 65 residing at two of institutions. A quasi experimental design was used with non-equivalent control group. Study subjects were thirteen for each group. For the experimental group, physical, social and symbolic environmental enrichment program was provided for six weeks. The data were analyzed by repeated measure ANOVA and repeated measure ANCOVA using SPSS Win 11.0. Result: Compared to control group, the experimental group showed a significant difference on DSF (F=3.29, p=.046), and TMTA (F=4.76, p=.013) of cognitive function, and depression (F=5.56, p=.007) of emotional distress after 1 and 12 weeks of environmental enrichment program. Conclusion: Findings indicate that physical, social, and symbolic environmental enrichment was effective to partially prevent from cognitive decline, and to decrease emotional distress of elderly. As a nursing intervention, environmental enrichment program for elderly should be expanded for nursing practice to promote healthy aging and to offer support to the growing population of elderly. Further research should be conducted to evaluate the effect on the community elderly. &aacute;&aacute;Key words: Environmental impact, Aged, Cognition</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:52:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:52:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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