OP-225 : Cognitive function assessment in relation with socio-demographic features and depression in geriatric patients: a community-based study

Ayse Akay, Aysegul Uludag, Erkan Melih Sahin, Yusuf Haydar Ertekin, Murat Tekin, Selen Gungor, Zeynep Daglı, Semsettin Can Asar, Meryem Askın Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey
AIM: to evaluate the socio-demographic features and depression relation with cognitive impairment in geriatric population. METHOD: The research was descriptive design. The population was established by 65 years and older people live in Kepez town of Çanakkale. In this region 1,200 geriatric people were living. These people were classified according to gender and age and we aimed to reach 10% of whole geriatric population. The participants who lost sense of reality and declared not to submit the study were excluded. A questionnaire including socio-demographic features was applied. Mini Mental Test (MMT), clock drawing test and geriatric depression scale-SF were also applied. RESULTS: Mean age was 72.8±6.4 [65-91], total of 128 geriatric participants were included. Of 50.8% participants were female and 3.9% participants were evaluated at home visit. Mini mental test mean score was 26.8±3.9 [10-30]. Of 85.9% participants were normal, 9.4% mild cognitive impairment, 4.7% of had dementia. In clock drawing test 38.3% participants got score 4 and lesser, as having cognitive function impairment. MMT and clock drawing test were positively correlated (Kendal tau-b r=0.363;p0.05). As the Geriatric depression test, 35.9% of participants were concordant with depression. MMT score and depression scale score were negatively related. (Pearson r=-0.351, p0.05 and t=3.287;p