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Decreased self-reported cognitive failures after memory training


Preiss, Marek, Lukavský, Jiří, Steinová, Dana


Educational Gerontology, Volume: 36, No.: 9, Pages.: 798-808

Year of Publication



In recent years, attention has been focused on investigating the effectiveness of composite memory intervention programs with different age and diagnostics groups. The goal of this study was to measure changes in cognitive lapses by Cognitive Failure Questionnaire (CFQ) in a large trained, dementia free group (Mini-Mental State Examination [MMSE] > 26). The CFQ was administrated to older adults before training (Wave 1), after training (Wave 2), and in a six-month follow-up (Wave 3) to an experimental (N = 77; memory training) and control sample (N = 78, no intervention). Significant changes in subjective cognitive functioning in the experimental group and a plateau curve in the control group were observed. The results indicate support for the efficiency of a large memory-training group in promoting subjective cognitive functioning. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (journal abstract)

Bibtex Citation

@article{Preiss_2010, doi = {10.1080/03601270903534655}, url = {}, year = 2010, month = {aug}, publisher = {Informa {UK} Limited}, volume = {36}, number = {9}, pages = {798--808}, author = {Marek Preiss and Ji{v{r}}{'{i}} Lukavsk{'{y}} and Dana Steinov{'{a}}}, title = {Decreased Self-Reported Cognitive Failures after Memory Training}, journal = {Educational Gerontology} }


aging, cognitive ability, cognitive failures, cognitive functioning, cognitive impairment, memory training

Countries of Study

Czech Republic

Types of Study

Non randomised controlled trial

Type of Outcomes

Risk reduction (of dementia and co-morbidities)



Type of Interventions

Risk Factor Modification

Risk Factor Modifications

General population health promotion