Measuring cognitive performance in way that incorporates the concept of active and healthy ageing (AHA).

Stute, Petra; von Bergen, Mélanie; Bitterlich, Norman; Meissner, Florian; von Wolff, Michael; Poethig, Dagmar (2019). Measuring cognitive performance in way that incorporates the concept of active and healthy ageing (AHA). Maturitas, 125, pp. 27-32. Elsevier 10.1016/j.maturitas.2019.03.018

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OBJECTIVES

To demonstrate that the mental-cognitive domain of the validated generic bio-functional status (BFS)/bio-functional age (BFA) assessment tool reflects cognitive performance, and so meets the needs of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA).

STUDY DESIGN

Monocenter, cross-sectional, observational, non-interventional trial (Bern Cohort Study 2014, BeCS-14) (Cantonal Ethics Committee, KEK-BE 023112).

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Ratings on the mental-cognitive BFS domain and on a validated cognitive performance test battery (Inventar der Gedächtnisdiagnostik; IGD) in 47 healthy, educated, middle-class, midlife men and women.

RESULTS

Mean cognitive performance was average in younger, and higher in better-educated individuals. Participants' BFA was 8.9 ± 6.6 year-equivalents below their chronological age. Subjects who performed better in the IGD (sub)domains also performed better in the BFS cognitive-mental function subdomain. Correlation analysis of the ratings in the BFS cognitive-mental function subdomain and total score on the IGD revealed that the highest correlations were achieved by the BFS parameters cognitive switching capability (r=-0.56, p < 0.001), strategic thinking (r=-0.49, p < 0.001), changeover capability (r=-0.50, p < 0.001) and stepping-stone-maze test (r=-0.51, p < 0.001).

CONCLUSIONS

Ratings on the BFS cognitive-mental function subdomain correlated well with scores on a validated questionnaire for cognition assessment, the IGD. Therefore, the BFS/BFA assessment tool meets the needs of the EIP-AHA.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

Stute, Petra and von Wolff, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0378-5122

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Monika Zehr

Date Deposited:

27 Dec 2019 09:29

Last Modified:

27 Dec 2019 09:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.maturitas.2019.03.018

PubMed ID:

31133213

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Bern Cohort Study 2014 Bio-functional age Bio-functional status Cognition Disability and health (ICF) European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) International classification of functioning Inventar der Gedächtnisdiagnostik (IGD)

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.136531

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/136531

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