Comparison of Cognitive Outcomes Following a Telehomecare Intervention in a Frail Elderly SampleBy Schmid, Arlene; Chumbler, Neale R.; Mann, William; Wu, Samuel; Kobb, Rita; RESNA 26th International Annual Conference 2003,
Publication Date: 2003
Study conducted to evaluate the extent to which cognitive outcomes as tested by the Functional Independence Measure and the Mini-Mental Status Examination improved 12 months following a telehomecare intervention in a sample of older male veterans, as compared with an age-matched control group of male non-veterans that did not receive telehomecare. The efficacy of the telehomecare intervention was estimated by examining cognitive improvements through a paired t-test. Based on the test results, the participants who were enrolled in the telehomecare intervention demonstrated improved cognitive functioning on both tests. The authors suggest that the intervention may also lead to increases in cognitive ability secondary to the telehomecare intervention via technology. Implications for further research are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: FIM SYSTEM
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)