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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (100) Last page : (106)
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Cognitive Impairment among Urban Elderly of Northern Karnataka and Upper Assam

Anuradha Mahapatra1* and Khadi P. B.2
1PhD Scholar, 2Professor (HAG),
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Community Science,
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 15.10.2020 | Revised: 17.11.2020 | Accepted: 23.11.2020 


A differential research design to know the effects of age, gender and socio-economic status on cognitive impairment among 240 elderly revealed that female elderly of urban Northern Karnataka were in higher percentages in middle stage of impairment. Age of the elderly was highly and significantly associated with cognitive impairment where in young old (60-74 years) performed better than older elderly (75-110 years) in Northern Karnataka and Upper Assam. Elderly of higher socio-economic status of Upper Assam were significantly better than lower socio-economic status. Mini-Mental State Examination developed by Flostein and Flostein (1975) and Aggarwal et al. (2005) socio-economic status scale were used.

Keywords: Cognitive impairment, Age, Gender and Socio-economic status urban elderly.

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Cite this article: Mahapatra, A., & Khadi, P. B. (2020). Cognitive Impairment among Urban Elderly of Northern Karnataka and Upper Assam, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 100-106. doi: