Long-term effects of a control-relevant intervention with the institutionalized aged

J Pers Soc Psychol. 1977 Dec;35(12):897-902. doi: 10.1037//0022-3514.35.12.897.


Elderly nursing home residents who were tested as part of an intervention designed to increase feelings of choice and personal responsibility over daily events were reevaluated 18 month later. Nurses' ratings and health and mortality indicators suggest that the experimental treatment and /or the processes that it set in motion had sustained beneficial effects.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living*
  • Aged
  • Decision Making*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Generalization, Response
  • Happiness
  • Humans
  • Mortality
  • Nursing Homes*
  • Socialization