Age-Tastic! An Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Intervention for Older Adults
AbstractBackground: Raising awareness of holistic health and safety among older adults is critical to enhancing their wellbeing in many cases, improving health outcomes and motivating positive behavioral changes. Age-Tastic! is a comprehensive health and safety promotion intervention that uses the concept of a competitive board game to entice older adults to participate and stay engaged. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of Age-Tastic! on the level of awareness, health literacy, self-efficacy and positive behavioral change among the participants. Methods: A randomized control trial was conducted with 98 older adults assigned to an experimental and control group. Interviews were conducted at baseline, right after the eight-week intervention ended and again eight weeks after the end of the intervention. Results: The results showed significant increases among experimental group participants in knowledge about health, self-efficacy and behavioral change in the areas of nutrition, financial exploitation, health literacy and emotional well-being. Discussion: Implications for replication and engagement are discussed. View Full-Text
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Pardasani, M.; Berman, J.; Powell, M. Age-Tastic! An Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Intervention for Older Adults. Healthcare 2018, 6, 142.
Pardasani M, Berman J, Powell M. Age-Tastic! An Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Intervention for Older Adults. Healthcare. 2018; 6(4):142.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pardasani, Manoj; Berman, Jackie; Powell, Mebane. 2018. "Age-Tastic! An Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Intervention for Older Adults." Healthcare 6, no. 4: 142.
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