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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308285
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Conceptualization of Mild Cognitive Impairment
Author(s):
Sjostedt, Jennifer Marie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Gamma
Author Details:
Jennifer Marie Sjostedt, RN, MSN, jennifer.sjostedt@marquette.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Background. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is often viewed as a transitional state to dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. A conceptual framework for MCI might help to guide research; but one does not appear to exist. Most published studies use only diagnostic criteria and do not specify a framework as the basis for their research. The purpose of this analysis is to explore the concept of MCI in order to provide a framework for future research and broaden the understanding of older adults’ potential experiences with MCI.

Method. Google-scholar, CINHAL, Proquest dissertations and PubMed databases were searched for years 2000-2010, and the search was repeated in 2011-2012 to include more recent literature. The search was limited to publications in English. Search terms focused on the attributes, sociocultural, temporal, and discipline variations of MCI among older adults.

Results. A total of 52 articles and 2 comprehensive books were reviewed. The antecedents and consequences of MCI from the older adults’ perspectives were identified, leading to the definition of MCI as a state of unstable limbo weighted by heterogeneity between a person’s normal and abnormal continuums. Antecedents included attributes that were modifiable (lifestyle factors, dietary deficiencies, medications, and stress), potentially modifiable (chronic conditions, neuropsychiatric disorders, and a lack of awareness of deficits), and non-modifiable (sociodemographic and neuropathologic factors). The consequences of MCI were identified as being complex and enveloped by ambiguity, confusion, variability and uncertainty.

Conclusions. The analytic synthesis of the literature resulted in a conceptual model of MCI.  The model illustrates the complexity and nature of MCI and provides a framework to guide the development of new interventions and research.

Keywords:
Mild Cognitive Impariemt; Older Adults; Concept Analysis
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Conceptualization of Mild Cognitive Impairmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSjostedt, Jennifer Marieen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJennifer Marie Sjostedt, RN, MSN, jennifer.sjostedt@marquette.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308285-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Background.</b> Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is often viewed as a transitional state to dementia and other neurocognitive disorders. A conceptual framework for MCI might help to guide research; but one does not appear to exist. Most published studies use only diagnostic criteria and do not specify a framework as the basis for their research. The purpose of this analysis is to explore the concept of MCI in order to provide a framework for future research and broaden the understanding of older adults’ potential experiences with MCI. <p><b>Method.</b> Google-scholar, CINHAL, Proquest dissertations and PubMed databases were searched for years 2000-2010, and the search was repeated in 2011-2012 to include more recent literature. The search was limited to publications in English. Search terms focused on the attributes, sociocultural, temporal, and discipline variations of MCI among older adults. <p> <b>Results. </b>A total of 52 articles and 2 comprehensive books were reviewed. The antecedents and consequences of MCI from the older adults’ perspectives were identified, leading to the definition of MCI as a state of unstable limbo weighted by heterogeneity between a person’s normal and abnormal continuums. Antecedents included attributes that were modifiable (lifestyle factors, dietary deficiencies, medications, and stress), potentially modifiable (chronic conditions, neuropsychiatric disorders, and a lack of awareness of deficits), and non-modifiable (sociodemographic and neuropathologic factors). The consequences of MCI were identified as being complex and enveloped by ambiguity, confusion, variability and uncertainty. <p><b>Conclusions. </b>The analytic synthesis of the literature resulted in a conceptual model of MCI.  The model illustrates the complexity and nature of MCI and provides a framework to guide the development of new interventions and research.en_GB
dc.subjectMild Cognitive Impariemten_GB
dc.subjectOlder Adultsen_GB
dc.subjectConcept Analysisen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:19Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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