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FERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ, Eduardo José et al. Randomized study of a everyday cognition training program versus traditional cognitive stimulation in elderly adults. Gerokomos [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.2, pp.65-71. ISSN 1134-928X.

Everyday cognition consists in the application of basic cognitive skills and the knowledge about a specific domain in problem solving which are integrated within the functional instrumental domains. In order to assess everyday cognition, there are assessments which include challenging cognitive tasks which are categorized as instrumental domains. The aim of these assessments is to assess cognition in the real world.

Main objective:

To analyze the difference among the implementation conventional of cognitive stimulation programs and the implementation of everyday cognition programs.


Longitudinal prospective stratified randomized control trial. The population study will be older adults living in Salamanca who will participate in occupational therapy programs. The intervention will consist of a specific everyday cognition stimulation program. For the evaluation we used the ERFC (rapid assessment of cognitive functions) to measure global cognitive function and the ECB (everyday cognition battery) to measure daily cognition.


Sample size (n=147) composed of 19 males and 128 females with an average age of 75. Statistically significant difference is observed (p<0.001) in ECB variable (Everyday Cognition Battery), and in “total”, “calculation”, “reasoning”, “comprehension” and “visual recognition items as well (p<0.05).


The combination of conventional cognitive stimulation and everyday cognition training has more benefits in terms of everyday cognition than the administration of cognitive stimulation by itself in older adults.

Palabras clave : Everyday cognition; functionality; activities of daily living; cognitive function; occupational therapy.

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