An Agile Development Cycle of a Web-Based Memory Intervention Program for Healthy Older Adults
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The Memory and Aging Program is an in-person psychoeducation intervention for healthy older adults provided at Baycrest Health Sciences. The program has been shown to significantly increase participants' memory knowledge, strategy use, and satisfaction with their memory, promote healthier lifestyle behaviors, and decrease intentions to seek unnecessary medical attention. To increase outreach, a web-based version of the program was created through an agile development cycle: an iterative process involving end-users feedback. The current thesis outlines this process according to the four translational (T) phases of the Clinical and Translational Research Spectrum. First, an overview of the design phase (T1) is provided. In the T2 phase, 26 older adults participated in piloting of individual modules. Additionally, 20 older adults completed the program in its entirety from their homes (T3). Qualitative feedback, results of memory measures, lessons learned for tailoring the e-learning experience to older adults, and next steps (T4) are discussed.