Evaluation of a community-based aging intervention program

Hui Chuan Hsu, Chun Hou Wang, Yi Chun Chen, Ming Chen Chang, Jean Wang

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Abstract

This study evaluated the outcome and process of a community-based aging intervention program for the elderly in Taiwan. The program included education on nutrition and dietary behavior and on physical activities. Outcome and process evaluations were conducted. The program may have had some effects on decreasing some dietary behavioral problems and increasing regular exercise, but the effect on health outcome was not proved. The strength of this program was its proper design, dosage, and implementation; the weaknesses included a low participation rate, low commitment and continuity, and selection bias for the nonparticipants who might be frailer than the actual participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-572
Number of pages26
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Evaluation of a community-based aging intervention program. / Hsu, Hui Chuan; Wang, Chun Hou; Chen, Yi Chun; Chang, Ming Chen; Wang, Jean.

In: Educational Gerontology, Vol. 36, No. 7, 07.2010, p. 547-572.

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Hsu, Hui Chuan ; Wang, Chun Hou ; Chen, Yi Chun ; Chang, Ming Chen ; Wang, Jean. / Evaluation of a community-based aging intervention program. In: Educational Gerontology. 2010 ; Vol. 36, No. 7. pp. 547-572.
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