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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


GOMEZ-ANDRADE, Luis Felipe; LINDAO-SOLANO, Mauro Orlando; VASQUEZ-CEDENO, Diego Antonio  and  TETTAMANTI-MIRANDA, Daniel. Association Between Chronic Non-Terminal Renal Disease And Cognitive Impairment In Adults Between 55 And 65 Years Old. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.1, pp.30-34. ISSN 2631-2581.


According to the Latin American Nephrology and Hypertension Society it is estimated that in Latin America exists around 300 patients with chronic renal failure per million inhabitants, while the American Academy of Neurology reports that patients with cognitive risk are investigated from 60 years old.


To demonstrate the existence of a relationship between levels of decreased glomerular filtration rate and the presence of cognitive impairment in patients with chronic kidney disease.


A cross-sectional, observational, descriptive and analytical study was performed to relate glomerular filtration rate levels to the score obtained in the MoCA Test.


The degree of association between the GFR and MoCA Test variables was evaluated. It was found that when the GFR decreases, the value of punctuation of the MoCA test also does, both variables are directly proportional with a p value of statistical significance of 0.000 (very significant) and a 76.55% strong force of association.


We propose that in medical consultations chronic renal ifailure patients must be evaluated integrally, especially their levels of cognition for avoiding the worsening of their quality of life and functional capacity. Our public health system should make more research about this topic

Keywords : Renal chronic disease; cognitive impairment; Glomerular Filtration Rate; Nephrology..

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