Cognitive and Function Screening among Ethnically Diverse Community Dwelling Older Adults

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155046
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Presentation
Title:
Cognitive and Function Screening among Ethnically Diverse Community Dwelling Older Adults
Abstract:
Cognitive and Function Screening among Ethnically Diverse Community Dwelling Older Adults
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Mayo, Ann M., RN, CNS, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:University of San Diego
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Constance Curran, RN, MSN; Jorge Riquelme, MA, BA
21st INRC[Research Presentation] Purpose: One in seven persons over age 70 will develop dementia, severely limiting their cognitive abilities. Published research indicates that cognitive impairment limits older adult functional status, safety, and independence. However, community screening for cognitive impairment is rare, especially in ethnically diverse communities. Considering the Andreas Demetriou cognitive theory, that acknowledges individual differences can affect cognition, this study will determine the relationship between cognitive status and functional status as well as which select demographic variables moderate that relationship among ethnically diverse community dwelling older adults. Methods: Using a cross sectional descriptive design, a convenience sample of 100 ethnically diverse (Caucasian, Hispanic, and Vietnamese) community dwelling older adults are being screened for cognitive and functional status using English, Spanish, and Vietnamese versions of the Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam, Clock Drawing Test, and Functional Activities Questionnaire. Hierarchical regression analysis will be used to determine what select demographic variables moderate the relationship between cognitive status and functional ability. Each model will be evaluated using an F statistic for R square change and if significant the associated residual plot will be examined. Results: Current study is in data collection and will be complete by April 2010. Conclusion: Early screening for cognitive impairment is important for community dwelling ethnically diverse older adults so that underlying cause(s) can be properly identified through timely community nurse referrals, environments can be adapted to promote safety, and families can prepare for the future.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCognitive and Function Screening among Ethnically Diverse Community Dwelling Older Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155046-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cognitive and Function Screening among Ethnically Diverse Community Dwelling Older Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mayo, Ann M., RN, CNS, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of San Diego</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Amayo@sandiego.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Constance Curran, RN, MSN; Jorge Riquelme, MA, BA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC[Research Presentation] Purpose: One in seven persons over age 70 will develop dementia, severely limiting their cognitive abilities. Published research indicates that cognitive impairment limits older adult functional status, safety, and independence. However, community screening for cognitive impairment is rare, especially in ethnically diverse communities. Considering the Andreas Demetriou cognitive theory, that acknowledges individual differences can affect cognition, this study will determine the relationship between cognitive status and functional status as well as which select demographic variables moderate that relationship among ethnically diverse community dwelling older adults. Methods: Using a cross sectional descriptive design, a convenience sample of 100 ethnically diverse (Caucasian, Hispanic, and Vietnamese) community dwelling older adults are being screened for cognitive and functional status using English, Spanish, and Vietnamese versions of the Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam, Clock Drawing Test, and Functional Activities Questionnaire. Hierarchical regression analysis will be used to determine what select demographic variables moderate the relationship between cognitive status and functional ability. Each model will be evaluated using an F statistic for R square change and if significant the associated residual plot will be examined. Results: Current study is in data collection and will be complete by April 2010. Conclusion: Early screening for cognitive impairment is important for community dwelling ethnically diverse older adults so that underlying cause(s) can be properly identified through timely community nurse referrals, environments can be adapted to promote safety, and families can prepare for the future.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:29:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:29:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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