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Author Bivens, Sandra Frances
Title Cognitive training interventions using computers as an aid for improving cognitive performance in older adults
book jacket
Descript 89 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-06, page: 2515
Adviser: David Liberman
Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Houston, 2006
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
School code: 0087
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 44-06
Subject Gerontology
Education, Adult and Continuing
Education, Educational Psychology
Education, Technology
Alt Author University of Houston
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