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dc.contributor.authorMillán-Calenti, José Carlos
dc.contributor.authorTubío, Javier
dc.contributor.authorPita-Fernández, Salvador
dc.contributor.authorRochette, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo, Trinidad
dc.contributor.authorMaseda, Ana
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-12T10:32:01Z
dc.date.available2015-03-12T10:32:01Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-11
dc.identifier.citationMillán-Calenti JC, Tubío J, Pita-Fernández S, Rochette S, Lorenzo T, Maseda A. Cognitive impairment as predictor of functional dependence in an elderly sample. 2012;54:197-201.es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2183/14236
dc.description.abstract[Abstract] This retrospective study determines the role of cognitive decline as a predictor of functional dependence. In a representative 600 community-dwellers aged 65 or older, we examined using a logistic regression model, the association between cognitive status (taking into account age and educational level) and dependence on basic and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL and IADL, resp.), controlling for socio-demographic variables and health conditions. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores were compared in participants with functional disability to perform basic and instrumental activities. Cognitive status influenced functional dependence on activities of daily living, basic (OR = 4.1, 95%CI = 2.7–6.1) and instrumental (OR = 5.7, 95%CI = 3.5–9.3), independently of gender, age, educational level and health conditions. Besides, cognitive impairment was associated with the dependence on certain basic (e.g., bathing, toileting) and instrumental (e.g., using the telephone, taking medications, and handling finances) activities. This was a gradual relationship, the highest cognitive decline implied the highest loss of ability at carrying out activities, with a larger impact on basic activities. These findings suggest that cognitive decline can be a predictor for functional dependence, independently of other variables, and turn into a very useful tool indicating the need for support.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherElsevieres_ES
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2011.02.010es_ES
dc.subjectCognitive impairmentes_ES
dc.subjectDependence of elderlyes_ES
dc.subjectFunctional disabilityes_ES
dc.titleCognitive impairment as predictor of functional dependence in an elderly samplees_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.rights.accessinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES


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