To determine whether smoking habits and alcohol consumption are related to changes in cognitive function, the authors conducted a prospective, community-based study of persons aged 65 years and over in East Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1982 and again in 1985, the subjects were given three brief tests of cognitive function: immediate memory, digit span, and a mental status questionnaire, which primarily assessed orientation.
The 1,201 individuals who performed well in 1982 were included in linear regression analyses of 3-year change in performance, adjusted for age, sex, education, and income.
Relative to nonsmoking, current smoking, past smoking, and pack-years were not significantly related to change in immediate memory.
None was significantly related to change in orientation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Vieillard, Homme, Cognition, Psychométrie, Consommation, Ethanol, Epidémiologie, Toxicité, Etude longitudinale, Prospective, Massachusetts, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mémoire, Court terme, Empan mnémonique, Orientation temporospatiale, test neuropsychologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Elderly, Human, Cognition, Psychometrics, Consumption, Ethanol, Epidemiology, Toxicity, Follow up study, Prospective, Massachusetts, United States, North America, America, Memory, Short term, Mnemonic span, Spatiotemporal orientation, Neuropsychological test
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