Dementia Community Screening Program in District Health Area 11: phase 1

Tharin Phenwan (Lead / Corresponding author)

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To estimate the prevalence of dementia among Thai elderly in the upper Southern region of Thailand. . From December 2016 to November 2017, we performed a Cross-sectional screening in all elderly people from three areas of Nakhon Si Thammarat province; Tambon Baan Thungchon, Tha Sala district, Moo 6 and 7 from Sichon district. Trained health volunteers identified the elderlies in their community and collected data including age, gender, comorbidities, Turn Up and Go Test (TUGT) results, as well as, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scores. Our sample included 773 participants, of which 573 (74.1%) were from Baan Thungchon area, while 200 were from Moo 6 and Moo 7 of Sichon district. The majority of participants were female (431, 55.7%). The mean age of participants was 79 ± 9.1 years with a minimum age of 60 and maximum age of 95. Their comorbidities were hypertension (42.9%), type II diabetic mellitus (33.2%), dyslipidemia (37.5%), and osteoarthritis of knees (35.8%). 35.1% of them also had positive Turn Up and Go test (TUGT). Sixty-seven participants (8.7%) scored 7 or lower in AMT. Five participants (7.5%) had a positive screening for dementia.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWalailak Journal of Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2020


  • Elderly
  • Dementia
  • Screening
  • Prevalence
  • Geriatric

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