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Cognitive Dysfunction among Geriatrics Patients - A Clinical Survey

K. Kalaichandran
M.O.T (Neuro).,M.Sc(App Psy), Department of PMR, RMMCH, Annamalai University, T.N, India Research Scholar (Part-time), PG & Research, Department of Rehabilitation Science, Holy Cross College, Autonomous, BharathiDasan University, Tiruchirapalli-620002
Dr. P. Swarnakumari
PhD Associate Professor, Research Supervisor PG & Research, Department of Rehabilitation Science, Holy Cross College (AutonomousTiruchirapalli-620002)
Online First: February 01, 2018
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Abstract

Aim:  The aim of the study was to find out the cognitive dysfunction among geriatric patients


Objectives:  



  • To find out the intellectual impairment in geriatric patient

  • To compare the gender difference in cognitive dysfunction among geriatric patients


Methods:


Fifteen geriatric patients with the age group of 65-80 (Mean Age 74.2) in and around Chidambaram were selected for this survey.  All patients were screened by Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire SPMSQ was used as an objective measurement of cognitive dysfunction among geriatric patient. The scores of SPMSQ were statistically analyzed and interpreted


Result:


The statistical analysis of Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ) scores mean value is 7.733333 and the SD is 0.997775. This statistical picture suggests that, the Moderate and severe intellectual impairment was seen in geriatric patients.


Conclusion:


Cognitive dysfunctions were seen among both genders of geriatric patients and geriatric patients of male were more prone to Cognitive impairments then the female patients.


 

Keyword : Gerontology, Geriatric patients, Cognition, Delirium

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1. Kuaeh, (1993) Dementia in Elderly Malays – Preliminary Finding of a Community Survey. Singapore MED J.
2. Mioshi enida., et al (2009 September), Physical Activity and Cognition in the Elderly .Dementia & Neuropsychologia.
3. Koh hong, (2005), Screening of Dementia in Chinese Elderly Adults by the Clock Drawing Test & the Time & Change Test .Hong kong med J.
4. Mohd Sidik Sherina., et al, (1 JANUARY 2004) Physical & Mental Health Problems of the Elderly in Rural Community of Sepang Selangor Malaysia, Journal of Medical Science.
5. Chin jj, (Oct –Dec 2002) Screening For Cognitive Impairment In Primary Care, Singapore Family Physician’s.
6. S.Umayal.,et al, (2010) Validation of a Functional Screening Instrument for Dementia in a Elderly Sri Lankan Population: Comparison of Modified Bristol and Blessed Activities of Daily Scales, UMAYAL & ETAL .BMC RESEACH NOTES.
7. Eneida Mioshi.,et al, (2006) the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination Revised: A Brief Cognitive Test Battery for Dementia Screening. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRIC.
8. Susan B.O’ Sullivan: Physical rehabilitation – Assessment and treatment: 4th Edition 2001: Assessment of Motor Function: 196.
9. Study of balance training in ambulatory hemiplegics. Snehal bhupendra sha, smita jayavant: the Indian journal of Occupational Therapy (IJOT): Vol, XXXVII: Vo:1 April – July 2006: 9-15.
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