Efecto del formato de intervención individual o grupal en la estimulación cognitiva de pacientes con enfermedad de Alzheimer

  1. Fernández Calvo, Bernardino
  2. Contador, Israel
  3. Serna Jaramillo, Adriana Juliet
  4. Menezes de Lucena Carvalho, Virginia A.
  5. Ramos Campos, Francisco
Revista de psicopatología y psicología clínica

ISSN: 1136-5420

Year of publication: 2010

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

Pages: 115-123

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5944/RPPC.VOL.15.NUM.2.2010.4090 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The study aimed to verify whether the format of an individual or group intervention, applied in a multimodal cognitive stimulation program (MCSP), had an impact on progression and behavioral disturbances associated with Alzheimer�s disease patients (AD). Forty-five participants diagnosed with probable AD were randomly divided into 3 groups. The performance of both experimental groups, receiving the MCSP either in individual or in group format, were compared with a control group with the use of a pre-post design on standard neuropsychological, functional and behavioral measures. Both MCSP groups achieved to significantly slow the progression of cognitive impairment and reduce behavioral symptoms associated with AD patients. However, the individual intervention format increases the benefits of the MCSP for AD patients in comparison with the group format.

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