Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare different therapeutic programmes for elderly persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from seven community elderly centres that were run and designed by occupational therapists and to evaluate their efficacy. Methods: Forty-five elderly persons with mild cognitive deficits were recruited by convenience sampling into programmes from seven district-based community elderly centres within a period of 3 months. Results: The therapeutic programmes carried out in the elderly community centres were effective in bringing about positive changes in both the cognitive and emotional states of the elderly. The effect of the changes could be maintained up to 3 months after the training sessions, which might be greatly contributed by the improvement in self-awareness, knowledge and skills that the training programmes offered. © 2006 Elsevier. All rights reserved.
Ng, S., Lo, A., Lee, G., Lam, M., Yeong, E., Koo, M., … Lau, V. (2006). Report of the outcomes of occupational therapy programmes for elderly persons with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in community elderly centres. Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy, 16(1), 16–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1569-1861(09)70035-X