Aging IQ Intervention with Older Korean Americans: A Comparison of Internet-Based and In-Class Education

Yuri Jang, Hyunwoo Yoon, C. Nathan Marti, Miyong T. Kim

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Abstract

Using the translated contents of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)'s Aging IQ, an educational intervention was delivered to older Korean Americans. The educational program was delivered via two different modalities, Internet-based education (n = 12) and in-class education (n = 11), and the overall feasibility and efficacy were evaluated by the Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework. A high level of completion and overall satisfaction with the program was observed in both groups. Both groups also exhibited a significant improvement in their knowledge about aging after the completion of the educational program. However, at the one-month follow-up, the Internet-based group showed a greater retention of the knowledge gained. The findings not only support the value of education on aging for older ethnic minorities but also suggest the use of the Internet as an integral modality of intervention delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-652
Number of pages11
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume41
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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