The effect of a reality orientation based geriatric day-care program on the basic activities of daily living among disoriented elderly participants in a mental health setting

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1980

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not a Reality Orientation based day-care program would facilitate higher levels of activities of daily living among disoriented geriatric patients. The research hypotheses were: H1: The level of functional ability in the area of cognition exhibited by the treatment group members will be significantly higher than those in the nontreatment group as illustrated by the following variables in The Test of Mental Functioning in the Elderly: orientation, sentence learning, mental control, digit retention, 5-minute story, associative learning, simple arithmetic, and general knowledge. H2: Levels of social functionality exhibited by the participants in the treatment group will be significantly higher than those in the non-treatment group as illustrated by the following variables found in The Test of Mental Function in the Elderly: orientation, mental control, digit-copying, and general knowledge combined with the ability to carry out task-oriented activities of daily living. H3: The level of functioning in the area of physical abilities of carrying out activities of daily living will be higher among those in the treatment group than in the non-treatment group as illustrated by the following variables in The Test of Mental Function in the Elderly: mental control, digit copying, and as demonstrated by the ability of the treatment groups members to carry out task-oriented activities of daily living. [...]

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Geriatric psychiatry, Aging

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