CORRELATION BETWEEN FREQUENCY AND DURATION ON READING THEQUR’AN WITH COGNITIVE FUNCTION AT ELDERLY
BackgroundThe population of elderly people in Indonesia is increasing, so decrease of cognitive function will be more common to be found therefore the implementation of cognitive activity of reading as a non-pharmacologically management is needed to maximize cognitive function in elderly. Objectives:To know the existence of a relation between frequency and duration of reading Al-Quran with cognitive function at elderly. Methods : This study used case-control and sampling design that conducted according to incident cases. In the study subjects performed cognitive function examination with MoCa-Ina questionnaire, then measured frequency and duration of reading Al-Quran by interview. The data analysis was using Chi-square. Results : There were 68 study subjects that consisting of 34 subjects with abnormal cognitive function and 34 subjects with normal cognitive. Out of the 34 subjects whose has cognitive abnormal, there was 27 (50.9%) people who read the Quran with frequency <12 x/week, and 7 (46.7%) people read with frequency ≥12x/week. There was no correlation between the frequency of reading the Quran with cognitive function (p = 0.770). Then, 34 subjects whose cognitive abnormal were 14 (40%) people read the Quran, with a duration of 1 times reading <30 minutes and 20 (60.6%) people who read the Quran, with a duration of 1 times reading ≥30 minutes. Conclusion: There was no correlation between the duration of reading the Quran with cognitive function (p = 0.0890) Conclusion : There was no correlation between the frequency and duration of reading the Quran with cognitive function in the elderly.