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Association between respiratory capacity, quality of life and cognitive function in elderly individuals

Rayana de Oliveira Costa ORCID logo , Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias ORCID logo , Gabriel Grizzo Cucato ORCID logo , Maysa Seabra Cendoroglo ORCID logo , Fabio Nasri ORCID logo , Maria Luiza Monteiro Costa ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4337

ABSTRACT Objective To investigate associations between respiratory capacity, quality of life and cognitive function in elderly individuals. Methods The sample included 386 elderly individuals (232 women). Respiratory capacity assessment was based on maximal expiratory pressure measured at peak expiratory flow. Subjects were classified according to peak expiratory flow values adjusted for sex, age and height of individuals with normal (peak expiratory flow curve 60%) or reduced (peak expiratory flow curve < 60%) respiratory capacity. The World Health Organization Quality of [...]

Dementia Rating Scale psychometric study and its applicability in long term care institutions in Brazil

Alessandro Ferrari Jacinto, Ana Cristina Procópio de Oliveira Aguiar, Fabio Gazelato de Melo Franco, Miriam Ikeda Ribeiro, Vanessa de Albuquerque Citero

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082012000300011

Objective:To evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity, and agreement of the Dementia Rating Scale with clinical diagnosis of cognitive impairment and to compare its psychometric measures with those from Mini Mental State Examination.METHODS:Eighty-six elders from a long-term care institution were invited to participate in a study, and fifty-eight agreed to participate. The global health assessment protocol applied to these elders contained Mini Mental State Examination and Dementia Rating Scale. Clinical diagnose of cognitive impairment was performed by experts using the DSM-IV […]