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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Determinants of cognitive performance among community dwelling older adults in an impoverished sub-district of Sao Paulo in Brazil
Author: Soares, Leticia Maria
Cachioni, Meire
da Silva Falcao, Deusivania Vieira
Tavares Batistoni, Samila Satler
Lopes, Andrea
Neri, Anita Liberalesso
Yassuda, Monica Sanches
Abstract: Determinants of cognitive performance in old age have received limited attention in Latin America. We investigated the association of socio-demographic and health-related variables with cognitive performance in a sample of older adults with limited educational experience living in a poor subdistrict of the city of Sao Paulo. This was a cross-sectional population-based study which included a sample of 384 seniors 65 years and older. Cognition was assessed by the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Brief Cognitive Screening Battery (BCSB) (episodic memory test with 10 pictures, verbal fluency (VF), Clock Drawing Test (CDT)). Results indicated that age, sex, schooling, depressive symptoms, and systolic blood pressure (SBP) level had a significant impact on the cognitive performance of the sample. Therefore, pharmacological and psychosocial interventions with a focus on improving mood and controlling hypertension may have beneficial effects on cognition among seniors with similar socio-demographic characteristics. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Elderly
Risk factors
Chronic diseases
Editor: Elsevier
Citation: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Elsevier, v.54, n.2, p.E187-E192, 2012
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2011.11.014
Date Issue: 2012
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