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Stabilometric analysis as a cognitive function predictor in adults over the age of 50: A cross-sectional study conducted in a Memory Clinic

Abstract : Background The aging process reduces adaptive balance responses. Two-thirds of older adults with cognitive problems suffer at least one fall every year, a rate three times higher than that observed in older adults without dementia. This cross-sectional study aims to analyze the relationship between balance and cognitive status in adults older than 50 years. Methods Individuals over the age of 50, who attended a Memory Clinic, were evaluated for balance changes using stabilometry, with analysis of the center of pressure (CoP). The following CoP parameters were assessed using an S-Plate pressure platform: 1) sway length, 2) sway area, and 3) anteroposterior and laterolateral sway (width, mean deviation, and speed). The individuals were evaluated with eyes open and closed for 30 s in each test. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was used to assess cognitive status. Results Eighty-seven subjects participated in the study. The average age was 67.8 years, 81.4% were female, and the average MoCA score was 19.8 points. Greater CoP oscillation was observed in the eyes closed condition, demonstrating greater postural imbalance. We found a significant and direct effect of MoCA score on the CoP area in the eyes open condition. Conclusion: The results suggest that stabilometric analysis may be a predictor of cognitive function.
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Anna Quialheiro, Thaynara Maestri, Thiane Aparecida Zimermann, Rozelaine Maria da Silva Ziemann, Michelli Vitória Silvestre, et al.. Stabilometric analysis as a cognitive function predictor in adults over the age of 50: A cross-sectional study conducted in a Memory Clinic. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Elsevier, 2021, 27, pp.640-646. ⟨10.1016/j.jbmt.2021.04.007⟩. ⟨hal-03463956⟩

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