The Effect of Convergence Tailed Occupational Therapy Activities Program on Mental Stability and Social Participation in Elderly People with Mild Cognitive Impairment
융합형 맞춤 작업치료 활동프로그램이 경도인지장애 노인의 심리 안정과 사회참여에 미치는 영향

Hye-Won Oh, Ko-Un Kim
2016 Journal of Digital Convergence  
This study aims to examine the effect of Convergence Tailed Occupational Therapy Activities Program (CTOTAP) which is customized to elderly people with mild cognitive impairment on their mental stability and social participation. A total of thirty elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment were randomly divided into a test group and a control group of 15 patients each, undergoing a total twelve sessions of the program (two sessions per week for six weeks) in three steps. In order to
more » ... In order to investigate the mental stability of the patients before and after the program, the Korean Geriatric Depression Scale (KGDS) was used while the Frenchay Activity Index (FAI) was used to explore the social participation of the patients. According to the findings of this study, there appeared to be an increase in the mental stability, social participation of the test group after the program. In addition, after the program there were differences between the test group and the control group in all of the mental stability and social participation. Therefore, the study has shown that the CTOTAP with customization has positive impact on the mental stability and social participation of patients with mild cognitive impairment.
doi:10.14400/jdc.2016.14.4.449 fatcat:lrv53co7tzav3hwpln7nzgiv7m