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Development and content validity of the CENEES program - psychoeducation for health staff on neuropsychology of aging.

Authors
  • Pereira, Natalie1
  • Kochhann, Renata2
  • Wagner, Gabriela Peretti3
  • Fonseca, Rochele Paz1
  • 1 Psychology Department, Pontíficia Universidade Católica Do Rio Grande Do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 2 Psychology Department, Hospital Moinhos de Vento (HMV), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 3 Psychology Department, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Porto Alegre, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Aging & Mental Health
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2021
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
386–396
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1693975
PMID: 31791137
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Worldwide life expectancy has increased dramatically in recent years. Also on the rise are incidents of pathologies related to aging, such as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer's Disease (AD). An inaccurate diagnosis impairs the well-being and the quality of life of patients and their relatives, as well as being a financial burden on the health system. Continued education pertaining to the neuropsychological field is uncommon for health workers involved in general practice. This article aims to present the process of development and content validity of the "CENEES Program - Psychoeducation for Health Staff on The Neuropsychology of Aging". The CENEES Program was developed in six steps which include: literature review, first draft, focal group, adjustments after focal group, judgment analysis (n = 4), and finally the last version. The inter-rater reliability index after judgment analysis was 0.785. The final version of the CENEES Program contains eight meetings, divided into 4 modules: 1) Fundamentals of Neuroscience; 2) Memory; 3) Executive Functions; and 4) Communication. The final meeting was called "Review". The CENEES Program is a new resource to help professionals who work within the general practice field, especially community health workers. As far as we know, there is no psychoeducation program on aging which contains the four subjects that are covered in the CENEES Program. The CENEES Program could assist the workers' daily activities and make them comfortable to offer and build actions in the community. A pilot and follow-up studies are suggested.

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