Kemampanan intervensi suplementasi minyak ikan dan pendidikan kesihatan dalam kalangan warga tua yang mengalami kecelaan kognitif ringan

Translated title of the contribution: Sustainability supplementation intervention of fish oil and health education among elderly with mild cognitive impairment

Suzana Shahar, Nik Nur Izzati Nik Mohd Fakhruddin, M. Siti Hajar, H. Hasnah, M. Z.A. Kamaruddin

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Abstract

Nutrition interventions has good potential in delaying cognitive decline among elderly with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, the sustainability of these programmes are still uncertain. Thus, a study has been conducted to determine the sustainability of fish oil supplementation and health education among elderly with MCI after one year of intervention. 18 subjects with MCI involved in this study with 6 persons were grouped into 3 different groups which is fish oil supplementation intervention (A), health education intervention (B) and control group (C), respectively. Analysis showed there were significant difference for intervention effect in Digit Span (p<0.05) and folat serum level (p<0.05) for group B with highest mean difference followed by group A and C. Health education and fish oil supplementation intervention have sustainability effect to increase folate serum level and to improve cognitive function using Digit Span Test. Thus, there is a need for health promotion and fish oil supplementation for cognitive function among elderly with MCI.

Translated title of the contributionSustainability supplementation intervention of fish oil and health education among elderly with mild cognitive impairment
Original languageMalay
Pages (from-to)1823-1834
Number of pages12
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume45
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Fish oil supplementation
  • Health education
  • Mild cognitive impairment

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