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Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
2018-07-01 05:00:00

Cognitive Function and its Risk Factors Among Older US Adults Living at Home

Descrição: Background: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) has not been administered to a representative national sample, precluding comparison of patient scores to the general population and for risk factor identification. Methods: A validated survey-based adaptation of the MoCA (MoCA-SA) was administered to a probability sample of home-dwelling US adults aged 62 to 90, using the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (n=3129), yielding estimates of prevalence in the United States. The association between MoCA-SA scores and sociodemographic and health-related risk factors were determined. Results: MoCA-SA scores decreased with age, and there were substantial differences among sex, education, and race/ethnicity groups. Poor physical health, functional status, and depression were also associated with lower cognitive performance; current health behaviors were not. Using the recommended MoCA cut-point score for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MoCA score

Seção: Original Articles
Volume: 0
Autor: Grossberg, George T.; Alva, Gustavo; Hendrix, Suzanne; Ellison, Noel; Kane, Mary C.; Edwards, John


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