The Relationship Between Metamemory and Memory in Old Age

NCT ID: NCT02113345


Title
The Relationship Between Metamemory and Memory in Old Age
Purpose
The purpose of this research is to explore the relationship of metamemory and memory of elders and to evaluate the effectiveness of a metamemory cognitive intervention on elders with mild cognitive impairment and low memory self-efficacy.
Details
There are 3 studies in the present research. Study 1 is a reliability and validity study of the Chinese Metamemory Scales. Study 2 is a cross-sectional study to explore the relationship between metamemory and memory of elders encountered in Hong Kong primary health care setting.Study 3 is an Effectiveness Study of Metamemory Cognitive Intervention on elders with mild cognitive impairment and low memory self-efficacy. This research has the following aims and hypotheses: Research Aims: 1. To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Chinese Metamemory Scales 2. To explore the relationship between metamemory and memory of elders 3. To evaluate the effectiveness of a metamemory cognitive intervention on Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) elders who have low memory self-efficacy Research Hypotheses: Study 1: The Chinese Metamemory Scales will show acceptable psychometric properties. Study 2: There is a positive correlation between metamemory (subjective memory) and memory (objective memory) and this relationship is mediated by stereotyped beliefs about memory ageing. Study 3: Comparing to Control Group, the Intervention Group will yield the following expected results: 1. There is an improvement in objective memory measures post-training. 2. There is an improvement in subjective memory measures post-training. 3. There is an improvement in mood measures post-training.
Conditions
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Keywords
metamemory, memory, mild cognitive impairment
Source
The University of Hong Kong
Sponsors
The University of Hong Kong
Status
Unknown status
Acronym
M&Mresearch
Last Updated
08 Apr 2014
URL
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Locations
Hong Kong