The relationships of motor function, education, age and cognitive function to the physical activities of daily living

Authors
Jong Han ParkChul-Ho JungJeong Geun Lim
Department
Dept. of Psychiatry (정신건강의학); Dept. of Neurology (신경과학)
Issue Date
1995
Citation
Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol.10(3) : 195-199, 1995
ISSN
1011-8934
Abstract
The physical activities of daily living are a final outcome of many functions and dependent on many factors. This study was aimed at exploring the relationships of motor function, dementia, education, age, and cognitive function to the physical activities of daily living in 67 elderly people residing in an institution in Taegu, Korea. Their mean (± SD) age was 75.6 ± 8.1 and 24 (35.8%) were men. Twenty-eight (41.8%) were classified as having definite cognitive impairment, 17 (25.4%) as having questionable impairment, and 22 (32.8%) as having no impairment by the Korean version of the mini-mental state examination. Of the aforementioned 5 variables, the Motoricity Index could account for 42% of the Barthel Activities of Daily Living variance. If the modified Blessed Dementia Rating Scale was included in the multiple regression, the accountable portion of the Activities variance increased by 4% only. Using the 2 variables, regression equation, y = 0.248 x chi 1-0.359 x chi 2-6.250 (y: Barthel Activities of Daily Living score, chi 1: Motoricity Index score, chi 2: modified Blessed Dementia Rating Scale score) could be produced. Conclusively, the physical activities of daily living of elderly people could be related mainly with motor function of the limbs and severity of dementia.
Keywords
Activities of daily livingDementiaCognitionMotor function
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/34085
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Psychiatry (정신건강의학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Neurology (신경과학)
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박종한; 정철호; 임정근
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