Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 30, Issue 2 (April 2011)

A study of ADL navigation systems for older adults with cognitive decline: A video demonstration Kana Maehara 1 , Toshiko Futaki 2 , Haruna Shirai 3 1Former affiliation; Master Course, School of Human Health Sciences Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University 2School of Human Health Sciences Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University 3Bukkyo University School of Health Sciences Keyword: 高齢者 , 認知機能 , 支援機器 , 作業遂行 , Elderly people , Cognitive function , Assistive device , Performance pp.201-212
Published Date 2011/4/15
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 This study aims to determine the effectiveness and applicability of demonstration videos with an assistive device to improve performance in activities of daily living (ADL) among older adults with cognitive decline. Twenty-three females over 65 years of age (9 in the experimental group and 14 in the control group) were included in the study. Their performance on 7 qualitatively different tasks and the level of video utilization were compared. Compared to the control group, the experimental group watched the videos more frequently and for a longer duration. There was no significant difference in the number of operational errors between the two groups. However, they differed in the types of errors made. The experimental group showed clinically significant scores on FAB for operational errors, voluntary use of the videos and degree of task completion. The results of this study indicate that the use of demonstration videos could potentially improve ADL performance of older adults with cognitive decline.

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30巻2号 (2011年4月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会