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Modality of physical exercise and cognitive function in Hong Kong older Chinese community


Lam, Linda C. W., Tam, Cindy W. C., Lui, Victor W. C., Chan, W. C., Chan, Sandra S. M., Chiu, Helen F. K., Wong, Ada, Tham, M. K., Ho, K. S., Chan, W. M.


International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, Volume: 24, No.: 1, Pages.: 48-53

Year of Publication



Objective: We reported the association between modality of Physical Exercise and cognitive function in 782 older Chinese adults assessed in the second phase of a population survey for dementia in Hong Kong.; Methods: Profiles of physical exercise was measured by a questionnaire (no exercise, stretching, aerobic and mind-body exercise). Cognitive Assessments included the CMMSE, ADAS-Cog, and Category Verbal Fluency Test (CVFT).; Results: The aerobic and mind body exercise groups with longer exercise habits (>5 years) had higher scores in most cognitive tests (Kruskal Wallis tests, p < 0.01). Beneficial effects were more significant in the young old group from 65- 75 years.; Conclusions: Possible age related specific effects of aerobic and mind body exercise on cognitive reserve are worthy of further exploration.; (c) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Bibtex Citation

@article{Lam_2009, doi = {10.1002/gps.2072}, url = {}, year = 2009, month = {jan}, publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell}, volume = {24}, number = {1}, pages = {48--53}, author = {Linda C. W. Lam and Cindy W. C. Tam and Victor W. C. Lui and W. C. Chan and Sandra S. M. Chan and Helen F. K. Chiu and Ada Wong and M. K. Tham and K. S. Ho and W. M. Chan}, title = {Modality of physical exercise and cognitive function in Hong Kong older Chinese community}, journal = {Int. J. Geriat. Psychiatry} }


aged, aged, 80 and over, aging, analysis of variance, asian continental ancestry group, cognition, exercise, female, geriatric assessment, humans, male, mindbody therapies, physical fitness, physiology, psychology, statistics nonparametric

Countries of Study

Hong Kong

Types of Dementia

Dementia (general / unspecified)

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Type of Outcomes


Type of Interventions

Risk Factor Modification

Risk Factor Modifications

General population health promotion