Cognitive training interventions using computers as an aid for improving cognitive performance in older adults
Sandra Frances Bivens, University of Houston, United States
University of Houston . Awarded
This study was designed to investigate the relation between speed of information processing using computers as a form of cognitive training intervention and the cognitive function of increased processing speed in older adults. Twenty participants ranging in age from 70--89 were recruited from the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Participants were assigned to either an experimental group or a control group. Both groups completed a pre-test and a post-test to measure information processing speed. Results indicated that the experimental group did not reveal a significant effect in processing speed when compared to the control group. Results were incongruent to prior research. However, training and testing bore a relation to each other. The participants understood the value of potentially improving their processing speed while also learning new technological skills that were relevant to real life situations.
Bivens, S.F. Cognitive training interventions using computers as an aid for improving cognitive performance in older adults. Master's thesis, University of Houston.
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