Extending high rates of meaningful interaction among the elderly in residential care through participation in a specifically designed activity

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Abstract

Periods of high frequency meaningful interaction among the institutionalized elderly can be extended by altering environmental and social contingencies despite the restrictive daily routine and physical layout of the institution. Residents were encouraged to participate in a table quiz in a location already sustaining high frequencies of meaningful interaction. Using an A-B-A-B design it was found that already high frequencies of meaningful interaction occurring at mealtimes could be extended by up to 90 minutes with the introduction of a table quiz. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-119
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

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