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dc.contributor.advisorAlexander, Geneen
dc.contributor.authorKAO, BIANCA JEAN-AN
dc.creatorKAO, BIANCA JEAN-ANen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-14T19:20:19Z
dc.date.available2016-06-14T19:20:19Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/613111
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.
dc.language.isoen_USen
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.titleEFFECT OF FAMILY HISTORY OF DEMENTIA AND SELF-REPORT OF SLEEP QUALITY ON COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN HEALTHY OLDER ADULTSen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNeuroscience and Cognitive Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-11T12:55:21Z
html.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.


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