Health Evaluation and Promotion
Online ISSN : 1884-4103
Print ISSN : 1347-0086
ISSN-L : 1347-0086
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Screening for mild cognitive impairment using Urakami's simple test for dementia
Rieko OkanoKayoko RyomotoMadoka TeradaAyumi MatsumotoMasashi KubotaMakoto OhashiMakoto Nomura
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2011 Volume 38 Issue 5 Pages 567-573


 Purpose: To consider whether family doctors and health check doctors can screen early stages of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) more easily.
 Method: We held the Urakami's simple screening test for dementia in 610 subjects, who underwent a health check at the Department of Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine in Osaka Rosai Hospital. We considered a score beyond 12 (full 15) as MCI. We investigated the relationship between MCI and age, sex, lifestyle-related diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. We calculated an odds ratio using multivariate logistic regression analysis.
 Results: Our study demonstrated a high frequency of MCI in elderly people (over 70-years-old) compared to subjects who were not yet 69-years-old. Our data showed a high frequency of MCI in men compared to women. In reference to the relationship between lifestyle-related diseases and MCI, only diabetes contributed as a risk factor for MCI. From the results of the multivariate logistic regression analysis, men, over 70-years-old, diabetes displayed an independent risk factor for subsequent development of dementia (odds ratio 1.9-2.1).
 Conclusion: Our data showed that the Urakami's simple screening test for dementia is a very useful tool for dementia prevention.

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