EFFECT OF FAMILY HISTORY OF DEMENTIA AND SELF-REPORT OF SLEEP QUALITY ON COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN HEALTHY OLDER ADULTS

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Title:
EFFECT OF FAMILY HISTORY OF DEMENTIA AND SELF-REPORT OF SLEEP QUALITY ON COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN HEALTHY OLDER ADULTS
Author:
KAO, BIANCA JEAN-AN
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study sought to identify the effect of family history of dementia and sleep quality on cognitive performance in a cohort of healthy older adults (n=89). Cognitive abilities were assessed using a comprehensive neuropsychological battery. The tested domains included memory, executive function, visuospatial abilities, motor function, processing speed, and language abilities. Subject family history was obtained by self report, and sleep quality was quantified using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Participants were divided into four groups by family history of dementia and sleep quality. Results indicated no significance effects for memory or executive function, but effects were found in visuospatial and motor tasks. It was observed that subjects without family history of dementia and good quality sleep had better performance on visuospatial tasks, supporting the notion that these factors may have protective functions in cognitive decline.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Alexander, Gene

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dc.titleEFFECT OF FAMILY HISTORY OF DEMENTIA AND SELF-REPORT OF SLEEP QUALITY ON COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN HEALTHY OLDER ADULTSen_US
dc.creatorKAO, BIANCA JEAN-ANen
dc.contributor.authorKAO, BIANCA JEAN-ANen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to identify the effect of family history of dementia and sleep quality on cognitive performance in a cohort of healthy older adults (n=89). Cognitive abilities were assessed using a comprehensive neuropsychological battery. The tested domains included memory, executive function, visuospatial abilities, motor function, processing speed, and language abilities. Subject family history was obtained by self report, and sleep quality was quantified using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Participants were divided into four groups by family history of dementia and sleep quality. Results indicated no significance effects for memory or executive function, but effects were found in visuospatial and motor tasks. It was observed that subjects without family history of dementia and good quality sleep had better performance on visuospatial tasks, supporting the notion that these factors may have protective functions in cognitive decline.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNeuroscience and Cognitive Scienceen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorAlexander, Geneen
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