Influential Factors on Dementia Preventive Behaviors of Older Adults Living in Communities, Pathum Thani Province

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Wimonrut Boonsatean
Kheamnareenee Ruearudipirom
Suwaree Pettan


Objective: To investigate the level of dementia preventive behaviors and examine predicting factors of dementia preventive behaviors in older adults living in communities, Pathum Thani province. Methods: The cross-sectional predictive correlational design was conducted. The participants were older adults without dementia. A multistage random sampling was operated to recruit 298 participants. Mental State Examination T10 (MSET10) questionnaire was used to screen dementia condition. The instrument was a questionnaire comprising four sections: personal data, health literacy, social participation, and dementia preventive behavior. Data were collected by interview at home or at a convenient place for the participants. Descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regressions were used to analyze predictive powers. Results: Eighty-eight point three percent of older adults performed dementia preventive behavior at moderate level, social participation (Beta .463, p < .001), health literacy (Beta .169, p < .010), smoking (Beta -.142, p < .01), and educational level (Beta .117, p < .05) were able to predict 33.50% of variances explained in dementia preventive behavior. Conclusion: Encouraging the elderly to regularly participate in family and community social activities and promoting adequate health literacy of the elderly are significant for older adults without dementia to perform dementia preventive behavior.

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Boonsatean, W. ., Ruearudipirom, K. ., & Pettan, S. . (2022). Influential Factors on Dementia Preventive Behaviors of Older Adults Living in Communities, Pathum Thani Province. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 42(3), 97–110. Retrieved from
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