The Association Between Cognitive Impairment and Patterns of Activity Engagement Among Older Adults.

TitleThe Association Between Cognitive Impairment and Patterns of Activity Engagement Among Older Adults.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAmano, T, Park, S, Morrow-Howell, N
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume40
Issue7
Pagination645-667
ISSN Number1552-7573
KeywordsActivity engagement, Cognitive Ability
Abstract

This study aims to assess the association between cognitive impairment and activity engagement patterns. Data from the 2012 Health and Retirement Study were used. A total of 3,943 participants aged 65 or older were included in analyses. Latent class analysis and multinomial logistic regression analysis were used. Four activity engagement profiles were identified: high activity (31.2%), active leisure (18.9%), passive leisure (28.2%), and low activity (21.7%). People in the high activity group engaged in all activities more than people in any other group, whereas people in the low activity group did not actively engage in most activities. Multinomial logistic regression analysis showed that cognitive impairment had an independent effect on the probability of being assigned to the low activity group compared to other groups. Cognitive impairment was associated with inactivity in a variety of activities. Future studies should examine supportive factors, which facilitate active patterns among people with cognitive impairment.

DOI10.1177/0164027517728553
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Alternate JournalRes Aging
Citation Key9295
PubMed ID28870115