Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4880
Title: The CO-MAsk Approach: Tips for Fostering Mask Use Among Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors: Maffoni, Marina
Torlaschi, Valeria
Gabanelli, Paola
Abelli, Paola
Pierobon, Antonia
Issue Date: 4-Jun-2021
Publisher: PsychArchives
Abstract: Face masks are effective at limiting contagion of the coronavirus. However, adherence to face mask use among the older adult population is often unsatisfactory due to cognitive impairment, misconceptions, and difficulty in retrieving face masks. This brief note provides healthcare professionals with simple suggestions about how to improve face mask adoption in the older adults, in particular if they suffer from mild cognitive impairment. Thus, clinical reflections and psychoeducational suggestions are summarized into a simple mental roadmap. Specifically, the CO-MAsk approach underlines the necessity to consider the following factors: Cognition (possible cognitive impairment), Occasions (real chances to access correct information and proper protection equipment), Motivation (individual motivation towards sanitary prescriptions) and Assumptions (personal beliefs and understandings). Possible obstacles and practical suggestions for are also discussed. It is of paramount importance that healthcare professionals pay attention to emotional, cognitive and psychological aspects to effectively improve the face masks adherence among older adults, specifically when cognitive decline is present.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/4315
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4880
Citation: Maffoni, M., Torlaschi, V., Gabanelli, P., Abelli, P., & Pierobon, A. (in press). The CO-Mask approach: Tips for fostering mask use among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic [Author accepted manuscript]. Europe's Journal of Psychology. http://doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.4880
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