Relationship between cognitive status and activities of daily living among the elderly of nursing homes

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Heiman Nazari 1 , Vahid Rashedi 2 , * , Hiwa Mohammadi 3 , Marzieh Yousefi 4

1 Student Research Committee, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Hamadan, Iran

2 Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Hamadan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamadan, Iran

How to Cite: Nazari H, Rashedi V, Mohammadi H, Yousefi M. Relationship between cognitive status and activities of daily living among the elderly of nursing homes, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2015 ; 18(12):e70733. doi: 10.22110/jkums.v18i12.2390.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 18 (12); e70733
Published Online: March 29, 2015
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: November 23, 2014
Accepted: January 06, 2015
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Abstract

In recent years, increased life expectancy has caused the emergence of aging phenomenon in Iran. This study was conducted on 79 elderly in nursing homes. Data were collected by the demographic questionnaire, Abbreviated Mental Test Score (AMTs) and Barthel Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Index. The mean score of AMT was 4.06 (SD: 3.05) and the mean of Barthel Index was 66.15 (SD: 33.27). Results indicated a significantly positive correlation between cognitive status and activities of daily living (P=0.001, r=0.354). Accordingly, cognitive status can be a good predictor of functional independence in activities of daily living for the elderly.

Keywords

Cognitive status Activities of daily living elderly

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