Predicting Factors of Cognitive Impairment among Older Adults with Hypertension, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Keywords:Predicting factors, Cognitive impairment, Hypertension, Older adults
This correlational predictive research aimed to determine the prevalence and predictive factors of cognitive impairment among older adults with hypertension in chronic disease clinic, secondary hospital Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. Data were collected from 273 participants by the questionnaire on factors predicting cognitive impairment and the Mini Mental State Examination Thai version. The data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, multiple logistic regression. The results revealed that the prevalence of cognitive impairment in the sample group was 12.09%. The predicting factors of cognitive impairment were depression (ORad = 5.07, 95%CI: 1.23-21.01) and history of traumatic brain injury (ORad = 6.10, 95%CI: 1.26-29.58). The healthcare provider should monitor the incidence of cognitive impairment in the older adults with hypertension to prevent cognitive impairment and reduce
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