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dc.contributor.authorChan, Agnes S
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Winnie K
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Michael K
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jean
dc.contributor.authorKwok, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorShum, David HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, Ruby
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Mei-chun
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-21T05:47:53Z
dc.date.available2017-09-21T05:47:53Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1663-4365
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fnagi.2017.00190
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/346983
dc.description.abstractThere is growing interest in the adoption of lifestyle interventions to remediate age-related declines in memory functioning and physical and psychological health among older adults. This study aimed to investigate whether a Chinese Chan-based lifestyle intervention, the Dejian Mind-Body Intervention (DMBI), leads to positive benefits for memory functioning in older adults. Fifty-six adults aged 60 years or older with subjective memory complaints (SMC) were randomly assigned to receive the DMBI or a control intervention (i.e., a conventional memory intervention; MI) once a week for 10 weeks; 48 of the adults completed the intervention. Participants’ verbal and visual memory functioning before and after the intervention were compared. In addition, changes in the participants’ subjective feelings about their memory performance and physical and psychological health after the intervention were examined. The results showed that both the DMBI and MI resulted in significant improvements in both verbal and visual memory functioning and that the extent of the improvements was correlated with participants’ level of performance at baseline. In addition, compared to the MI group, the DMBI group had significantly greater improvements in subjective physical and psychological health after the intervention. In summary, the present findings support the potential of the DMBI as an alternative lifestyle intervention for improving memory functioning, subjective physical and psychological health of older adults with SMC.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherFrontiers Research Foundation
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom190-1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto190-10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFrontiers in Aging Neuroscience
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNeurosciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode179999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1109
dc.titleA Chinese Chan-based mind-body intervention improves memory of older adults
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Chan, Cheung, Yeung, Woo, Kwok, Shum, Yu and Cheung. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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gro.griffith.authorShum, David


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