Health education: A systematic review of the most effective approaches to health education for older adults


Kelly Maneri*, Marina Celly Martins Ribeiro de Souza and Natalia de Cassia Horta

Health education is a method of cultivating knowledge about health topics. For older adults, common health education topics include fall prevention, nutrition, exercise, and mental health. This systematic literature review seeks to determine the most effective approach to health education for older adults. The searching method consisted of seven key words that were accompanied by 10 descriptor terms that further specified relevant search results. After assessing articles based on inclusion criteria, a total of 15 articles took part in the final review. The results of the articles demonstrated improved health education for older adults with the incorporation of technology, gamification, and group-based interventions. Establishing the positive outcomes of these interventions is a starting point for developing advanced interventions for older adults.

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