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Cognitive impairment among the elderly in a rural community in Malaysia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15559177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cognitive impairment is common in late life and may be due to the normal process of ageing or associated with physical or mental disorders. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of cognitive impairment among the elderly in a rural community setting. A cross sectional study design using stratified proportionate cluster sampling method was used in this study. A questionnaire similar to the Elderly Cognitive Assessment Questionnaire (ECAQ) was used as a screening instrument for cognitive impairment. The prevalence of cognitive impairment was 22.4% (50/223) among the elderly respondents. Cognitive impairment among the elderly was significantly associated with age, gender, ethnicity, marital status and level of education.
M S Sherina; L Rampal; A Mustaqim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-22     Completed Date:  2005-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  252-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Chi-Square Distribution
Cognition Disorders / epidemiology*
Geriatric Assessment
Malaysia / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Rural Population
Comment In:
Med J Malaysia. 2004 Jun;59(2):143-5   [PMID:  15559161 ]

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