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Correlates of above-average cognitive performance among older adults: the SABE study

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da Silva, Henrique Salmazo [1] ; de Oliveira Duarte, Yeda Aparecida [2] ; de Andrade, Fabiola Bof [3, 1] ; de Abreu Ramos Cerqueira, Ana Teresa [4] ; Ferreira Santos, Jair Licio [5] ; Lebrao, Maria Lucia [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, BR-08372040 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Enfermagem, BR-08372040 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Ctr Pesquisas Rene Rachou, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Med Botucatu, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Cadernos de Saúde Pública; v. 30, n. 9, p. 1977-1986, SEP 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 2

This study aimed to identify factors associated with optimal global cognitive performance among older adults in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. A cross-sectional study was carried out with a sample of community-dwelling older adults who participated in the SABE Study (Health, Well-Being and Ageing) in 2006. The dependent variable was cognitive performance, categorized as ``normal{''} or ``optimal{''}. The independent variables were socio-demographic data, lifestyle and health conditions. Data analysis involved descriptive statistics, followed by multiple logistic regression (significance set at 5%). Optimal cognitive performance was found in 28.4% of the sample, representing 730,051 older adults. Optimal performance was associated with a younger age, a report of no difficulties regarding instrumental activities of daily living, non-abusive alcohol intake, self-rated income sufficient to meet one's daily needs and contact with family and friends. Optimal cognitive performance among older adults is associated with conditions favoring participation and independence. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/54947-2 - SABE study - 2005: well-being and ageing: longitudinal study of living conditions and health of elderly in the municipality of São Paulo
Grantee:Ruy Laurenti
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/06909-5 - Factors associated with aging without cognitive decline in older adults with low education and income of São Paulo - SABE study
Grantee:Henrique Salmazo da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master