Title: Assessment of Cognitive Performance in Prehypertensives and Normotensives in the age group 15-30 years

Author(s): Stephy Jose1, SK Diwan2, Sourya Acharya3

Affiliation: 1Medical Intern, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

2Professor- Dept of Medicine, Mahaveer Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

3Professor – Dept. of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

 DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.18535/ijmsci/v4i12.01



 

Abstract

Aims and Objectives: To assess the cognitive function of pre-hypertensives as compared to normotensive individuals in the same age group (15 – 30 years).

Materials and Methods: This is a cross sectional study conducted on a sample size of 100 individuals belonging to the age group of 15 -30 years. Their blood pressure was recorded and the study participants were divided into pre-hypertensives and normotensives. Cognitive performance of both the groups was tested with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test and compared.

Results: The study results showed a statistically significant difference between the cognitive function of pre-hypertensive and normotensive males but no such difference in females.

Conclusion: The study suggests that there is some cognitive decline with increasing Blood Pressure even in the pre-hypertensive range in males.

 

                               

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