What is it about?
It is generally recognized that there are multiple barriers to adherence. Inadvertent forgetfulness, inability to follow recommendations due to a lack of comprehension, and negative attitudes regarding intervention efficacy are a few examples. This study compares two theory-based strategies to promote adherence to cognitive training related to these barriers—the use of implementation intention to strengthen habit and positive message framing to enhance motivation.
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Why is it important?
Cognitive interventions require adequate adherence if they are to effectively combat age-related cognitive decline, benefiting the person, their family, and society as a whole. Studying adherence to home-based cognitive training can increase understanding of methods to boost and predict adherence to technology-based interventions, including interventions aimed at reducing social isolation, increasing physical activity (e.g., exergaming), or improving health through telehealth technology, areas that have grown in importance since the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This page is a summary of: Comparing the effectiveness of two theory-based strategies to promote cognitive training adherence., Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied, July 2023, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/xap0000485.
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