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Type: Artigo
Title: Advanced Activities Of Daily Llving (aadls) And Cognitive Performance In Community-dwelling Elderly Persons: Data From The Fibra Study - Unicamp
Title Alternative: Atividades Avançadas De Vida Diária (aavds) E O Desempenho Cognitivo Em Idosos Residentes Na Comunidade: Dados Do Estudo Fibra Polo Unicamp
Author: Sposito
Giovana; Neri
Anita Liberalesso; Yassuda
Mônica Sanches
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between participation in advanced activities of daily living (AADLs) and cognitive performance in community-dwelling elderly persons. Method The data presented is drawn from the population-based study entitled Frailty Profile of Elderly Brazilians (FIBRA-Unicamp). The sample comprised 2,549 older adults without cognitive impairments suggestive of dementia. Data was collected relating to socio-demographic characteristics (sex, age, years of education and family income), health status (number of diseases and depressive symptoms), cognitive performance (Mini-Mental State Examination - MMSE) and self-reported social, physical and intellectual AADLs. Results Mean MMSE scores were significantly higher among men, younger individuals and those with more years of education, higher income, fewer diseases and fewer depressive symptoms. Multivariate linear regression analysis and hierarchical regression analysis showed that years of education, family income and participation in intellectual AADLs were positively associated with cognitive performance. Conclusion The findings suggest that these factors may have a protective role in cognitive aging and that participation in intellectual AADLs can represent a feasible strategy for the promotion of mental health among older adults.
Subject: Activities Of Daily Living
Social Participation
Motor Activity
Atividades Cotidianas
Participação Social
Atividade Motora
Editor: Universidade do Estado do Rio Janeiro
Citation: Revista Brasileira De Geriatria E Gerontologia . Universidade Do Estado Do Rio Janeiro, v. 19, n. 1, p. 7 - 20
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2016
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