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Neurosci Lett. 2014 Apr 30;566:98-101. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.02.035. Epub 2014 Feb 26.

Effect of handball training on cognitive ability in elderly with mild cognitive impairment.

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1
Department of Medical Nursing, Weifang Medical University, Mail box 43, 7166 Baotongxi Street, Weifang, Shandong, China.
2
Department of Medical Nursing, Weifang Medical University, Mail box 43, 7166 Baotongxi Street, Weifang, Shandong, China. Electronic address: jilili508@163.com.

Abstract

The aim was to examine the effect of handball training on cognitive ability in elderly with mild cognitive impairment. A total of 60 elderly were randomly divided into training group (n=30) and control group (n=30). The mini-mental state examination (MMSE) score and abilities of daily living scale (ADL) score before, after 3-month, and after 6-month intervention period was measured. The results showed that MMSE score was increased and ADL score was decreased in training group after 3-month and 6-month intervention (P<0.05), while there were no significant changes in MMSE or ADL in control group (P£3/40.05). These preliminary results indicated that handball training can improve cognitive ability in elderly with MCI.

KEYWORDS:

Aged; Behavioral medicine; Mild cognitive impairment

PMID:
24582900
DOI:
10.1016/j.neulet.2014.02.035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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