CORRELATION BETWEEN SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN ELDERLY

1Margareth Haryanto,Eko Wahono, Riani Wisnujono, Mudjiani Basuki

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Abstract:

Background:A normal aging process affects all physiologic process since in old age there is a natural neurodegenerative process which happens to everybody during the aging process. The Global burden of disease study (GBD) estimates that in 2020, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases will be the eighth biggest source for burden of disease in developing countries. Cognitive function degradation is common in elderly and considered as a dreaded burden and social problem. Objective:To find out the correlation between social engagement and cognitive function in elderly. Material and Methods:The study was a cross-sectional and used sampling consecutive admission designs with 64 elderly in an elderly community in Gubeng Airlangga and Hargodelali Nursing Home Surabaya. Cognitive function in elderly was assessed using MoCA Ina Test. Result:The study consisted of 64 respondents, the average age of the research subjects was 72.56±7.436 andthe percentage of the subject’s gender was 21.9% for 14 male and 78.1 % for 50 female, 48.44% of them had poor social engagementand abnormal cognitive function, and 31.25% hada good social engagementand abnormal cognitive function,with value p = 0.009 and odds ratio of 8.525%. Conclusion:There is a significant relation between social engagement and cognitive function in elderly. Eko

Keywords:

social engagement, cognitive function, elderly, index social engagement

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 2
Pages4014-4019