Volume 19, Issue 4 (Winter 2014)                   IJPCP 2014, 19(4): 247-254 | Back to browse issues page

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Kheirkhah F, Hosseini S R, Fallah R, Bijani A. Prevalence of Cognitive Disorders in Elderly People of Amirkola (2011-2012). IJPCP. 2014; 19 (4) :247-254
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2094-en.html
1- Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
2- Department of Community Medicine Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Research Centre, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran, IR. , E-mail:Hosseinim46@yahoo.com
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Objectives: The aim of the current research was to determine the prevalence of cognitive disorders among elderly people of Amirkola during 2012-2013. Method: This study is a part of a comprehensive cohort project named as Amirkola Health and Ageing Project (AHAP) to investigate health status of 1600 elderly people (60 years old) in Amikola, in northern part of I.R. Iran. All elderly people in Amirkola were invited to participate in this study, at Social Determinats of Health (SDH) Research Centre, Babol University of Medical Sciences. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). MMSE were used to screen cognitive impairments. Results: Prevalence of cognitive impairments was %18.3. The prevalence of cognitive impairments were higher in older aged (p<0.001), in women (p<0.001), in single people (p<0.001), in people with low educational level (p<0.001) and in those lived lonely (p=0.005). Conclusion: Considering the high prevalence of cognitive disorders among elderly people of Amirkola, old-aged population screening using MMSE may be useful to early identification of cognitive impairments.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/03/26 | Accepted: 2014/03/26 | Published: 2014/03/26

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