Pilot study of executive functions in elderly adults in care homes

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Title: Pilot study of executive functions in elderly adults in care homes
Authors: González Sánchez, Osmila Seilet | Romeu López, Claudia Elena | Romero Naranjo, Francisco Javier
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte (GICAFD)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Innovación y Formación Didáctica
Keywords: BAPNE | Body percussion | Executive functions | Care home | Elderly adult | Prevention
Knowledge Area: Didáctica de la Expresión Musical
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Future Academy
Citation: González Sánchez, Osmila Seilet; Romeu López, Claudia Elena; Romero-Naranjo, Francisco J. “Pilot study of executive functions in elderly adults in care homes”. In: EDUHEM 2018. VIII International conference on intercultural education and International conference on transcultural health: The value of education and health for a global, transcultural world. Future Academy, 2019. The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences, EpSBS, 770-776. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2019.04.02.95
Abstract: This current study aims to show, through a qualitative and quantitative study, that psychomotor stimulation through body percussion using the BAPNE Method can not only improve the skills and abilities of elderly adults and their emotional abilities and behaviours, but it can also improve their cognitive ability. We have based this investigation on a research protocol involving a total of N=48 subjects divided between an experimental group and a control group of care homes of similar characteristics in Seville belonging to the Vitalia Foundation. The intervention was completed using a neuromotricity programme by means of the BAPNE Method. Proven activities which were adapted to the aim of the investigation were used with the experimental group for 12 weeks, on Mondays and Fridays, with each session lasting a maximum of 60 minutes. However, the control group carried on with its usual activities and routines and did not experience any change to their cognitive development. The evaluation tools used were the FCRST Test to assess verbal memory and the P Test to measure phonological fluency. Following analysis of the results obtained, we can conclude that in the post-test phase of the experimental group there are significant results in terms of the assessed variables in terms of improvement of their executive functions and cognitive abilities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/108805
ISSN: 2357-1330
DOI: 10.15405/epsbs.2019.04.02.95
Language: spa
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Rights: © 2019 Published by Future Academy www.FutureAcademy.org.UK. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 Unported License, permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2019.04.02.95
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INV - GICAFD - Comunicaciones a Congresos, Conferencias, etc.

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