Psychoeducation Group on Improving Quality of Life of Mild Cognitive Impaired Elderly

Daniel YOUNG*, Petrus Y N NG, Daphne Cheng

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Abstract

Purpose: This research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a psychoeducation group, which is founded on an Eastern approach to health care, in improving the quality of life of Chinese people with mild cognitive impairment (PwMCI). Method: In a randomized controlled trial (RCT), 40 Chinese PwMCI were randomly assigned to either a 10-session psychoeducation group or the control group. Results: A paired sample t test indicated that the treatment group (n = 18) showed significant improvement in their World Health Organization Quality of Life Measure (WHOQOL) score, while the control group (n = 22) did not. Moreover, an independent t test showed that the treatment group was more effective than the control group to improve their WHOQOL score. A reduction in the depressive symptoms was related to the improvement in WHOQOL score. Conclusions: This RCT provides evidence to support the feasibility and effectiveness of psychoeducation groups for improving the overall quality of life of PwMCI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-310
Number of pages8
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • depression
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • psychoeducation group
  • quality of life
  • randomized controlled trial

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