Students report more positive attitudes toward older adults following an interprofessional service-learning course

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jun 6, 2021 - 6:28pm CDT

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Journal Article

This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education discusses a study which was aimed to assess undergraduate students’ perceptions of older adults over the semester in an interprofessional service-learning course that implemented a health promotion program called Bingocize® at community facilities for older adults. Students were surveyed at the beginning of the semester, at midterm, and at the conclusion of the course. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected to assess the students’ perceptions and experiences. Results suggest that a course on aging that includes interprofessional service-learning in geriatric settings is associated with a significant increase in positive perceptions of the older adult population. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

Jean Neils-Strunjas
K. Jason Crandall
Jo Shackelford
Kathryn Dispennette
Lauren Rene Stevens
Allison Glascock