Volume : 3, Issue : 3, JUL 2019

PREVALENCE OF COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND BALANCE IMPAIRMENT AMONG URBAN ELDERLY POPULATION OF KANPUR

Dr. Monika Awasthi, Shivangi Gupta, Akansha Tiwari, Shriyansh Tiwari, Jai Sagar

Abstract

Purpose: To find out prevalence of cognitive impairment and balance impairment among urban elderly population, Kanpur.

 

Material and Methods: Community based cross- sectional study was done at field practice area of Urban in Kanpur College, by using systematic random sampling with PPS among 134 rural elderly individuals. Assessment of cognitive impairment was done using Mini Mental State Examination and assessment of balance impairment was done by using Berg Balance Scale Data was entered & analyzed using SPSS 20. Chi- Square test was used. P value <0.05 was considered significant.

 

Result: The prevalence of cognitive impairment was found to be significant relationship of the prevalence of cognitive impairment was observed with the age, gender, literacy status, & marital status.

 

Conclusion: There is significant effect of cognitive impairment and balance impairment among urban elderly population of Kanpur. 

Keywords

balance, cognition, elderly population.

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