The effectiveness of modified, group-based CBT for dementia worry among Chinese elders

Qiuling An, Kaipeng Wang, Fei Sun, Anao Zhang, University, My
Objectives Dementias are highly prevalent among Chinese elders. This study examined the effectiveness of a modified group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on dementia worry among Chinese older adults. Methods Eighty-two older adults recruited from four elder group homes were randomly assigned to either intervention or control group. The intervention group (n= 44) received eight weekly 60-minute face-to-face CBT, while the control group (n=38) received treatment-as-usual. Results Outcomes
more » ... ated that the modified group CBT has significantly reduced dementia worry and culturally biased beliefs about dementia (p
doi:10.7302/1154 fatcat:lautx6e5szha7fns53v7in3aou