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1- Mobility Impairment Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R.Iran.
2- Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R Iran, Clinical Research Development Center, Ayatollah Rohani Hospital, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R.Iran.
3- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R.Iran.
4- Clinical Research Development Center, Ayatollah Rohani Hospital, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R.Iran .
5- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, I.R.Iran. , mandanakalantari90@gmail.com
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Objectives: The involvement of factors such as vascular disorders and serum lipoprotein levels has been reported as a potential and common risk factor for cognitive impairment. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of background factors and serum lipoprotein levels on cognitive impairment in the elderly.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 1519 elderly in Amir Kola city during the second 6 months of the year 1395. Data collection tools was, a questionnaire for elderly people information and a cognitive status questionnaire (MMSE). Data was analyzed by SPSS software version 23 using descriptive statistics and analytical statistics such as Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Analysis of variance (One-way ANOVA) and linear regression.
Results: According to the results, 9% (13 elderly) had severe cognitive impairment. The significant differences was founded between age, blood pressure, total cholesterol and HDL variables with the categories of cognitive impairments of the elderly. Based on the regression model, the predictive share of variables of age (β=-0.349, t=-14.36, p<0.000) and sex (β=-0.283, t=-10.92, p<0.000) in cognitive impairment more than other variables was reported.
Conclusion: Screening for cognitive impairments is one of the scientific recommendations of this study; because early diagnosis and treatment of this disease, especially in high-risk groups such as women and patients with chronic diseases, can play an important role in controlling the disease and reducing the care burden in these patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/05/19 | Accepted: 2018/10/16

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