Reversion to Normal Cognition and Its Correlates among the Community-dwelling Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment: the Longitudinal Cohort Study

경도인지장애 노인의 인지기능 회귀와 관련요인: 종단적 코호트 연구

  • Kang, Younhee (Division of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Whang, Sun A (Graduate School of Clinical Health Sciences, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Park, Kuemju (Department of Nursing Science, The University of Suwon)
  • 강윤희 (이화여자대학교 건강과학대학 간호학부) ;
  • 황선아 (이화여자대학교 임상보건과학대학원) ;
  • 박금주 (수원대학교 자연과학대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2015.08.31
  • Accepted : 2015.12.12
  • Published : 2015.12.31


Purpose: The purposes of this study were to identify the rate of reversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to normal cognition (NC) among the community-dwelling elderly and to determine if there were differences in cognitive function, leisure activities, and exercises between the group with MCI-maintained and the group with reversion to NC. Methods: This study utilized a longitudinal descriptive comparative design. A total of 346 subjects over age 65 was recruited from public health center at baseline. Finally 152 elderly were enrolled at 1 year follow-up. Data were collected through MoCA-K, K-MMSE, KDSQ-C5 and questionnaires on leisure activities and exercises. Data were analyzed by IBM SPSS Statistics 21.0 using descriptive statistics, $x^2$ test, and t-test. Results: The rate of reversion from MCI to NC among the subjects was 44.1%. At baseline, the group with MCI-maintained had lower cognitive function than the group with reversion to NC. At 1 year follow-up, the group with reversion to NC had higher subjective cognitive function than the group with MCI-maintained. Regarding leisure activities, there were differences between the groups at baseline and 1 year follow-up. Conclusion: It is suggested that age, education year, subjective cognitive function, and leisure activities should be considered at planning a nursing intervention for MCI.


Grant : 건강취약 노인의 인지 및 신체 기능 강화를 위한 맞춤형 통합 연구

Supported by : 한국연구재단


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