J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  1997 Jul;36(4):683-687.

Factors Influencing on Physical Activities of Daily hiving in Elderly People with Cognitive Impairment

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
This study was conducted to investigate factors influencing physical activities of daily living in the elderly with cognitive impairment.
METHODS
The Barthel activities of daily living, modified Blessed Dementia Rating Scale, Korean version of mini-mental state examination, and Motoricity Index were administered to 45 elderly people whose corrected MMSEK scores were 24 or less. They were inhabitants in an institution in Taegu.
RESULTS
Of the aforementioned S variables, the Motoricity Index could account far 42% of the variance of the Barthel activities of daily living. If the modified Blessed Dementia Rating Scale score was included in the multiple regression, the accountable portion of the Barthel activities of daily living variance increased by 6% only.
CONCLUSION
Motor function of the limbs and severity of dementia may be the most important variables in the physical activities of daily living of the elderly with cognitive impairment.

Keyword

Activities of daily living; Cognition; Dementia; Motor function
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