Perceived Neighborhood Cohesion and Application of Wearable Devise in Multi-Dimensional Health Life Style Intervention on Cognitive Function

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


Empirical evidence shows that persons with cognitive impairment may be lack of physical activity and balanced nutrition. Therefore, this three-year project will explore the relationship among perceived neighbor cohesion, physical activity, outdoor time, loneliness and cognition in the first year. In the second year, we will conduct a pilot study, the community-based one-year trail, to examine the effect size of a multidimensional health life style intervention (6 months for the intervention and 6 months for the following up). We will apply for wearable devises to track the amount of physical activity and outdoor times, and have a weekly two-hour group activities: physical activity (resistance and aerobic exercise, 1 hour), dietary education (15 minutes) and cognitive stimulation activities (45 minutes). We will have a health coach to lead the group activity and apply motivation interview to increase participants’ motivation and self-efficacy for behavioral change and adherence to health life style. We will collect 4-time-poin data up to 12th month. The active control group will receive similar group activity and dietary education but focus on stretching exercise. The primary outcomes are: cognitive function, while the secondary outcomes are depression and challenging behaviors. In the third year, we will conduct a formal RCT.

Project IDs

Project ID:PC10907-1516
External Project ID:MOST109-2314-B182-058
Effective start/end date01/08/2031/07/21


  • Risk for cognitive decline
  • Health life style
  • Health coach


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