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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-38

Effect of cognitive rehabilitation for mild cognitive impairment in the geriatric population with early onset hypertension pretest -posttest design

Department of Neuro Physiotherapy, KLE University's Institute of Physiotherapy, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Shamim Shaikh
Department of Neuro-Physiotherapy, KLE University's Institute of Physiotherapy, Belgaum, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5006.135032

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Introduction and Background: Hypertension is common among elderly and the risk of becoming hypertensive is increased considerably with age. It has a direct impact on the cognitive function. Hence it is important to examine whether the cognition related problems correlates with hypertension and is cognitive rehabilitation an effective intervention for the same. Objective: To assess and evaluate the cognitive function in early onset hypertensive geriatrics population for mild cognitive Impairment and to study the effect of cognitive rehabilitation for mild cognitive impairment. Materials and Methods: 84 Participants above 60 years of age with early onset hypertension were screened. The total 63 participants were recruited in the study as a sample of convenience as per the inclusion criteria. The outcome measures used were Montreal cognitive examined, Addenbrooke's cognitive examination, Mini mental state examination. Cognitive rehabilitation was given for 4 weeks (3 sessions per week). Results: Paired t-test and ANOVA was used for statistical analysis. Demographic data in relation to the outcome measures were also analyzed. The pre post analysis of all the three outcome measures, showed statistical significance results. Conclusion: Early onset hypertensive showed mild cognitive impairment and cognitive rehabilitation was found to be effective for improving the cognitive functions among elderly.

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