Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
Characteristics of Physical and Mental Function Among CommunityDwelling Elderly Who Developed Mild Cognitive Impairment after 1 Year
Akio GodaShin MurataKayoko ShiraiwaKoji NonakaHideki NananoTeppei AbikoJun Horie
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2019 Volume 9 Issue 3 Pages 119-125


This study aimed to clarify the characteristics of physical and mental function among community-dwelling elderly who developed mild cognitive impairment (MCI) after 1 year. A total of 91 community-dwelling elderly persons, who were cognitively intact at baseline, participated in the study. The physical and mental functions at baseline were compared between the following two groups that were defined according to their MiniMental State Examination (MMSE) scores after 1 year: (1) MCI group, MMSE scores between 24 and 26 and (2) Non-MCI group, MMSE scores above 27. The MCI group showed significantly lowered one-leg standing time (p < 0.05). Thus, our findings suggest that oneleg standing time may serve as a useful evaluation tool for predicting the onset of MCI after 1 year in community-dwelling elderly.

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