Association between cognitive function and asthma in adults

By Rhyou HI
Published September 12, 2020

Key Takeaways

Given that cognitive deficits are associated with asthma globally, however, the link between cognitive function and asthma has not been completely elaborated, researchers intended to determine if there is an association between asthma and cognitive function. In total, 202 asthma patients (aged older than 18 years) were analyzed retrospectively from August 2019 to February 2020. Using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) test, cognitive function was assessed. According to results, cognitive impairment was significantly associated with age, educational status, and asthma duration. Cognitive impairment was found predominantly in adults with asthma (44.1%), which was more common in older adults than in younger adults. Longer duration of asthma and lower lung function were more linked to cognitive dysfunction.

Read the full article on Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

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