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dc.contributor.authorValiente Barroso, Carlos 
dc.contributor.authorAlvarado Izquierdo, Jesús María
dc.contributor.authorGarcía García, Emilio
dc.identifier.citationValiente-Barroso C, Alvarado-Izquierdo JM, García EG. Clinical and Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Cognitive Impairment and Neuroprotection in Diabetes Patients. The Spanish Journal of Psychology. 2015;18:E65. doi:10.1017/sjp.2015.61es
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to analyze the potential impact of factors (clinical and demographic variables and comorbidities) associated with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) on certain mental processes related to cognitive impairment, with special attention to the analysis of parameters that define processing speed and executive function. Neuropsychological examination of elderly Spanish patients (N = 59, 33 females, Mage 70.98 years) diagnosed with DM, in addition to application of an ad hoc questionnaire to collect information on comorbidities and other relevant demographic variables. Based on a cross-sectional design, correlational analysis was carried out. Cognitive performance showed an inverse relationship to age and cardiopathology while years of schooling and regular physical activity appeared as neuroprotective factors. DM is an illness which, linked to other variables, can be regarded as a risk factor for the development of cognitive impairment. Certain factors (physical activity and cognitive stimulation) have the potential to mitigate this tendency. There is a need to further our understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms
dc.publisherCambridge University Presses
dc.titleClinical and Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Cognitive Impairment and Neuroprotection in Diabetes
dc.typejournal articlees
dc.description.departmentPsicología y Ciencias de la Saludes
dc.journal.titleThe Spanish Journal of Psychologyes
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