It was hypothesized that blood pressure would be inversely related to cognitive functioning, if unconfounded with antihypertensive medication and measured over many occasions prior to neuropsychological testing.
For stroke-free Framingham Study participants aged 55-88 years (n=1,702), blood pressure levels were averaged over five biennial examinations (1956-1964) when few hypertensives were being treated, and examined in relation to neuropsychological tests administered between 1976 and 1978.
With age, education, occupation, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and gender controlled, blood pressure levels and chronicity of hypertension were inversely related to the composite score and measures of attention and memory.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypertension artérielle, Pression sanguine, Hémodynamique, Epidémiologie, Cognition, Test neuropsychologique, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypertension, Blood pressure, Hemodynamics, Epidemiology, Cognition, Neuropsychological test, Human, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease
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