Journal article

Relationship Between Control Beliefs, Strategy Use, and Memory Performance in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Healthy Aging

Rachel L Hutchens, Glynda J Kinsella, Ben Ong, Kerryn E Pike, Linda Clare, David Ames, Michael M Saling, Elsdon Storey, Elizabeth Mullaly, Elizabeth Rand, Samuel Parsons

JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES B-PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Little information is available regarding the extent of strategy use and factors that affect strategy use in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). This study aimed to compare spontaneous strategy use and beliefs about the controllability of memory between aMCI and healthy older adult (HOA) samples and to explore the relationships between beliefs, strategy use, and memory performance for both groups. METHOD: The aMCI and HOA groups each composed of 60 individuals matched for age and education. The Memory Controllability Inventory was used to assess control beliefs, and the extent of semantic clustering on a list-learning task provided a measure of spontaneous strategy use. RE..

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