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O impacto de atividades de lazer no desenvolvimento cognitivo de idosos

Revista Brasileira de Ciências do Envelhecimento Humano 01/2004;
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ABSTRACT Investiga-se se a diversidade de atividades de lazer desenvolvidas por idosos contribui para explicar diferenças em suas habilidades cognitivas ao longo do seu desenvolvimento. A amostra constituiu-se de 121 idosos de 60 a 95 anos, de ambos os sexos, residentes na comunidade de Veranópolis. A pesquisa é do tipo quantitativo, com delineamento transversal; como instrumentos utilizaram-se Escala de Depressão Geriátrica, PSQM; MEEM, Span de Números, Teste de Evocação Seletiva Livre e com Pistas de Buschke, Fluência Verbal. Os modelos de regressão apontam a contribuição independente das atividades de lazer na predição do desempenho cognitivo dos idosos.

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