Assessment of Blood Pressure and Cognitive Dysfunction in Pune Urban Elderly Population

Authors

  • Godbole Gayatri Assistant Professor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.60

Keywords:

Blood Pressure, Dementia, Cognitive dysfunction, MMSE.

Abstract

Objective

Elderly population in India is increasing sharply. The medical problems like neurocognitive disorders are on rise. Screening tests used for detection of such disorders is Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). Cerebrovascular diseases can lead to neurocognitive disorders and hypertension is one of the risk factor for cerebrovascular diseases Therefore blood pressure was correlated with Mini Mental State Examination.

Method

300 (males and females) aged more than 60 years were screened. Subjects were administered Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) questionnaire and blood pressure was measured. MMSE score was correlated with Blood Pressure.

Result

It was found that systolic blood pressure was increased in subjects with cognitive impairment though the rise is statistically insignificant. Whereas diastolic blood pressure was less in subjects with cognitive impairment as compared to normal subjects.

Conclusion

The systolic blood pressure was increased in subjects with cognitive impairment though the rise was statistically insignificant.

Author Biography

Godbole Gayatri, Assistant Professor

Godbole Gayatri1, Godbole Shrirang2, Kharche Jayshree S3,*, Ashok Pranita4, Joshi Anuradha5

1Assistant professor, Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, Pune

2JR 2 Department of Orthopedics, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon

3Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, Pune

4Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, Pune

5Professor & Head, Department of Physiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College, Pune

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Published

2019-11-21

How to Cite

Godbole Gayatri. (2019). Assessment of Blood Pressure and Cognitive Dysfunction in Pune Urban Elderly Population . International Journal of Physiology, 7(4), 67–70. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.60