Do Interventions to Reduce Ageism Work? A Meta-Analysis Review Finds Promising Results
Research has found a strong link between ageism (in the form of negative stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination toward older people) and harm to older adult physical and mental health, as well as a potential risk factor for elder abuse. Little is known about the effectiveness of strategies to reduce ageism.
Dr. David Burnes shared the findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis assessing the relative effects of different intervention types (education, intergenerational contact, and combined education/intergenerational contact) designed to reduce ageism among youths and adults. Findings indicated feasible and effective interventions to reduce ageism.
This presentation was held in collaboration with Age Friendly Communities Outreach Program