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El efecto del formato de intervención individual o grupal en la estimulación cognitiva de pacientes con enfermedad de Alzheimer. = The effect of an individual or group intervention format in cognitive stimulation of patients with Alzheimer’s disease


Fernández-Calvo, Bernardino, Contador, Israel, Serna, Adriana, de Lucena, Virginia Menezes, Ramos, Francisco


Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica, Volume: 15, No.: 2, Pages.: 115-123

Year of Publication



The study aimed to verify whether the format of an individual or group intervention, applied in a multimodal cognitive stimulation program (MCSP), had an impact on progression and behavioral disturbances associated with Alzheimer’s disease patients (AD). Forty-five participants diagnosed with probable AD were randomly divided into 3 groups. The performance of both experimental groups, receiving the MCSP either in individual or in group format, were compared with a control group with the use of a pre-post design on standard neuropsychological, functional and behavioral measures. Both MCSP groups achieved to significantly slow the progression of cognitive impairment and reduce behavioral symptoms associated with AD patients. However, the individual intervention format increases the benefits of the MCSP for AD patients in comparison with the group format. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (journal abstract)


alzheimer’s disease, alzheimers disease patients, cognitive, cognitive stimulation, cognitive therapy, group intervention, group intervention formats, individuality, multimodal, programme, stimulation

Countries of Study


Types of Dementia

Alzheimer’s Disease

Types of Study

Randomised Controlled Trial

Type of Outcomes

Behaviour, Cognition

Type of Interventions

Non-pharmacological Treatment

Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Adult safeguarding and abuse detection/prevention