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Physical Activity, Fitness And Cognitive Function Among Community-dwelling Elderly -baseline Data Of Fujisawa Plusten Project.

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Oguma, Yuko1; Saito, Yoshinobu1; Tajima, Takayuki1; Narumi, Yumi1; Kato, Riri1; Arai, Yasumichi2; Ohgi, Yuji1; Komatsu, Hiroko2; Akiyama, Miki1; Miyachi, Motohiko3; Mimura, Masaru2; Takebayashi, Toru2

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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: May 2017 - Volume 49 - Issue 5S - p 216
doi: 10.1249/01.mss.0000517436.35384.4f
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PURPOSE: Physical activity (PA) are important for maintenance and improvement of cognitive health as well as prevention of non-communicable diseases. We are conducting a 2-year (2015-2017) community-wide campaign to promote PA in Fujisawa city, Kanagawa, Japan. The campaign contains multilevel interventions. As a part of these interventions, community-dwelling elderly groups who commit doing exercise together at least once a week were registered. We analyzed the baseline data and examined the relationship between PA, fitness levels and cognitive function.

METHODS: Participants were 157 elderly group. Physical activity levels were assessed using a triaxial accelerometer for 1 week. We used steps and duration of moderate-to-vigorous PA as indicators of PA level. In terms of fitness level, one foot standing, grip power, chair stand test and sit & reach test were examined. Cognitive function were assessed by Cognitive Assessment for Dementia iPad version 2 (CADi2) which consists of 10 simple questions and is self-administered. We dichotomized CADi2 score as less than 9 (low) and 9 or 10 (high) and compared physical activity level, physical fitness level between the two groups using unpaired t-test.

RESULTS: The sample consisted of 104 women (age: 76.0±6.9 yrs, mean±SD) and 53 men (74.4±5.1 yrs). CADi2 score (median (25-75%tile)) was 9 (8-10) in women and 9 (9-10) in men, respectively. Other results were shown in the table.

CONCLUSION: Fitness level of low-score elderly of cognitive function is tend to lower compared to high-score elderly. Longitudinal observation with intervention is necessary to know further relationships. Supported by Comprehensive Research on Aging and Health Science Research Grants for Dementia R&D from the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).

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