Detection of dementia and its associated risk factors among elderly population in Kuching, Sarawak

Zurraini, Binti Arabi and Syed Alwi, Bin Syed Abdul Rahman and Hii, Emily Ing Ing and Helmi, H. (2015) Detection of dementia and its associated risk factors among elderly population in Kuching, Sarawak. In: Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2015, 13 -16 May 2015, The Premula Beach Hotel, Terengganu..

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Abstract

Introduction: Prevalence of dementia is expected to increase with the rise in ageing population. Hence, screening for dementia in primary care is needed to identify dementia in its earlier stages. This study was conducted to screen elderly patients for dementia in primary care setting using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Methods: A cross sectional study was done on a group of elderly patients aged 60 years and above attending primary health care centers, using a systematic random sampling. Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) was used to exclude patients with depression. The patients were then assessed with the MMSE for presence of dementia using the cut off score of 21.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dementia, Ageing population, Risk factors, primary care, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2019 01:30
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 01:30
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/23307

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