Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
Original Article
Identifying elderly people at risk for cognitive decline by using the 2-step test
Kohei MaruyaHiroaki FujitaTomoyuki AraiToshiki HosoiKennichi OgiwaraShunnichiro MoriyamaHideaki Ishibashi
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

Volume 30 (2018) Issue 1 Pages 145-149

Details
Download PDF (589K) Contact us
Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose is to verify the effectiveness of the 2-step test in predicting cognitive decline in elderly individuals. [Subjects and Methods] One hundred eighty-two participants aged over 65 years underwent the 2-step test, cognitive function tests and higher level competence testing. Participants were classified as Robust, <1.3, and <1.1 using criteria regarding the locomotive syndrome risk stage for the 2-step test, variables were compared between groups. In addition, ordered logistic analysis was used to analyze cognitive functions as independent variables in the three groups, using the 2-step test results as the dependent variable, with age, gender, etc. as adjustment factors. [Results] In the crude data, the <1.3 and <1.1 groups were older and displayed lower motor and cognitive functions than did the Robust group. Furthermore, the <1.3 group exhibited significantly lower memory retention than did the Robust group. The 2-step test was related to the Stroop test (β: 0.06, 95% confidence interval: 0.01–0.12). [Conclusion] The finding is that the risk stage of the 2-step test is related to cognitive functions, even at an initial risk stage. The 2-step test may help with earlier detection and implementation of prevention measures for locomotive syndrome and mild cognitive impairment.

Information related to the author
© 2018 by the Society of Physical Therapy Science. Published by IPEC Inc.
Previous article Next article

Altmetrics
Recently visited articles
Journal news & Announcements
  • June 27, 2013
        Publisher Info Printing PDF files for JPTS Vol. 22 No. 3-Vol. 24 No. 9 is not available. If you wish to print these PDF files, please access the following publisher’s website and download. http://spts.jpn.com/pdf.html
Related journals
理学療法科学
feedback
Top