Maria Chiara Fastame
University of Cagliari
MetacognitionMental healthDevelopmental psychologyMathematics educationPsychologyCognitionMetamemoryCognitive psychologyPsychological well-beingWorking memoryWell-beingTest (assessment)Depression (differential diagnoses)Life satisfactionCognitive declineSocial desirabilityNumeracyClinical psychologyMedicineGerontology
121Publications
13H-index
676Citations
Publications 124
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#1Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
#2Cristina Manca (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 1
ABSTRACTThis investigation examines the impact of two psychoeducational programs (i.e., computer-assisted versus pencil-and-paper) for the empowerment of visuospatial skills of 7-year-old pupils. A...
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#1Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
#2Ilaria Mulas (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 3
Last. Marilena Ruiu (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 2
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The effect of migration on perceived mental health has not been examined in older migrants after their return to their places of origin. This study was mainly aimed at evaluating the perceived mental health of older people who experienced migration and permanent resident peers living in the Sardinian Blue Zone (i.e. one of the four areas of exceptional longevity in the world). Forty-eight community-based older participants (32 males and 16 females) with and without a migration experience were re...
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#1Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
#2Valeria Carta (University of Cagliari)
Theory of Mind (ToM) is the capacity to understand the feelings and emotional states (i.e., affective ToM) or intentions, goals, and beliefs (i.e., cognitive ToM) of others. Previous evidence on the effect of executive functions and educational attainment on affective ToM is controversial. This study was conducted to investigate: (1) the nature of the associations between affective ToM and some indexes of cognitive reserve (i.e., years of education, vocabulary) in late adulthood when age was con...
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#1Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
#2Ilaria Mulas (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 3
Last. Massimiliano Pau (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 24
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The effect of the COVID-19 on the physical and mental health of Italian older individuals displaying signs of cognitive deterioration has not been deeply investigated. This longitudinal study examined the impact of COVID-19 lockdown measures on the psychological well-being and motor efficiency of a sample of Italian community-dwellers with and without cognitive decline. Forty-seven participants underwent instrumental gait analysis performed in ecological setting using wearable sensors, and compl...
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#1Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
#2Marilena Ruiu (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 2
Last. Ilaria Mulas (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 3
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#1Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
#2Ilaria Mulas (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 3
Last. Massimiliano Pau (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 24
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In clinical practice, different drawing tests are used for the assessment of cognitive efficiency in the geriatric population. However, so far, the contribution of motor skills to drawing performance has not been sufficiently examined in the late adult life span. This study was aimed at disentangling the role played by motor functioning in three well-known drawing tests that in the clinical field are commonly used to detect some signs of cognitive impairment of older individuals. One hundred and...
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#1Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
#2Marilena Ruiu (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 2
Last. Ilaria Mulas (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 3
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This study was conducted to investigate whether socio-cultural context (i.e., urban versus rural), perceived physical health, marital status, and satisfaction with family and non-family ties predicted hedonic and eudaimonic well-being in late adulthood and to examine the impact of the socio-cultural context on well-being, physical health and satisfaction with family and non-family ties by controlling age.One hundred and one community-dwelling participants aged between 68 and 94 were enrolled in ...
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Background Life satisfaction is a crucial facet of subjective well-being, being impacted by different factors, such as cognitive and physical health, and social functioning. Aims This study intended to investigate the impact of satisfaction with family ties, education, negative mood and health self-perception on life satisfaction in late adulthood. Methods One hundred fifteen cognitively intact 75-101-year-old participants competed a battery of tools assessing cognitive efficiency and self-refer...
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#1Ilaria Mulas (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 3
#2Marilena Ruiu (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 2
Last. Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
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Background The role played by cognitive reserve for the maintenance of numeracy skills in late adulthood is still not sufficiently explored. Aims This study mainly investigated whether cognitive reserve (i.e., vocabulary) mediates on the relationship between non-verbal reasoning and addition and multiplication skills of older individuals. Moreover, the impact of schooling and gender on written calculation was examined, controlling for the effect of cognitive decline. Methods One hundred and six ...
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#1Maria Chiara Fastame (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 13
#2Marilena Ruiu (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 2
Last. Ilaria Mulas (University of Cagliari)H-Index: 3
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This study evaluated the impact of the sociocultural context on dispositional optimism and resilience, life satisfaction, and religiosity in late adulthood. Moreover, the associations between those psychological measures and religiosity were investigated. Ninety-five older individuals recruited in the Sardinian Blue Zone and Cagliari completed a battery of tools assessing cognitive and mental health, and religiosity. Life satisfaction correlated with resilience and religiosity, whereas resilienc...
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