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The objective of this quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest control group design study was to determine the effects of using the dementia prevention programs on cognitive function of older persons with chronic illness in community. The sample consisted of 60 older persons with chronic illness. The Research tools were personal record, Mini – Mental State Examination Thai 2002, and the dementia prevention programs. Data were collected from October 2017-September 2018 Data analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test and one-way repeated measure ANOVA
The results showed that:
1. The mean total score of Mental State Examination - Thai version in older persons with chronic illness in community who received dementia prevention programs was significantly higher than those who received the regular nursing care at p <.01;
2. The mean total score of Mental State Examination - Thai version in older persons with chronic illness in community who received dementia prevention programs in week 7 and week 12 was significantly higher than that before at p. The mean total score of Mental State Examination - Thai version in older persons with chronic illness in community who received dementia prevention programs in week 7 and week 12 was significantly higher than that before at p <.01.
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