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The impact of sociodemographic, environmental, and behavioral factors, and cerebrovascular risk factors as potential predictors of the mattis dementia rating scale.
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PMID:  9060979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Age and education have been found to affect the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (MDRS) score of elderly normals, but there have been no studies assessing the influence of environmental and behavioral factors on this scale. Their role as potential predictors of the MDRS total score was investigated. METHODS: The MDRS was administered to 1,927 normal elderly subjects in the setting of a stroke prevention study. Results were correlated with 16 sociodemographic, environmental, and behavioral factors, and cerebrovascular risk factors. Study statistics resulted from multiple logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: Results indicated that higher age and arterial hypertension were associated with poorer cognitive performance, while better education and moderate general life stress exerted a positive effect on the participants' test results. CONCLUSIONS: Thus, besides the well-established factors of age and educational level, moderate general life stress and hypertension were identified as relevant predictors in determining the MDRS test performance of elderly normals.
W Freidl; R Schmidt; W J Stronegger; B Reinhart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1079-5006     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-08     Completed Date:  1997-04-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502837     Medline TA:  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  M111-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Institute of Social Medicine, University of Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / psychology
Cerebrovascular Disorders*
Dementia / psychology*
Hypertension / psychology
Middle Aged
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales*
Reference Values
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Stress, Physiological / psychology

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