1. Tsai, Athena Yijung PhD
  2. Sun, Ting-Shiuan MS
  3. Chen, Ming-De PhD
  4. Kuo, Chang-Chih PhD
  5. Su, Pei-Chi MS
  6. Chou, Ying-Chun MS


The objective of this study was to explore whether (1) the 2 short-term lifestyle intervention programs (ie, lifestyle modification for the elderly [LiME] and prescription for a healthy life [PHL]) increase behavioral outcome in meaningful activity participation, and health outcomes in physical function, cognition, and health-related quality of life and (2) the multimodule program (LiME) has better outcomes? Twenty-one community older adults were recruited to join the 2 programs: 9 in LiME and 12 in PHL. Both programs conducted 12 weekly group sessions, including 1 outing. LiME showed positive within-group outcomes in physical, mental, and quality of life. PHL did not demonstrate any significant health outcome. Neither program had noted behavior outcome. The results of LiME and PHL at any time point did not show a significant between-group difference. LiME was a rarely seen short-term (3 months) lifestyle intervention program that demonstrated positive outcomes on physical function, cognition, and quality of life among community older adults.