Special Considerations in Research with Elderly


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People over the age of 65 are called:

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1. The ability to make decisions for oneself is:

2. Agreement to participate in a study given by someone who is mentally competent is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the special considerations taken when elderly adults are used as subjects in research studies? With these materials, you will become more of an expert on subjects like people over 65 as well as the ability to make decisions for oneself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • People over 65 years of age
  • What it means to be capable of making choices for oneself
  • The act of giving permission to participate in a study
  • Deterrents for eligibility in a research study

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related elderly research lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as issues that arise in research studies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about making independent decisions in a different light

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson Special Considerations in Research with Elderly will prepare you to:

  • Describe what mental capacity means in the context of the world of research
  • Explain the difference between consent and assent
  • Discuss how stress and outside medications might impact the decision to use an older adult for research purposes