Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 4

Cognitive Function Assessment in Albanian Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis: A Cross-Sectional Study

Rraklli Ereida1*, Uruci Melisa1 , Lekbello Megi2 , Cibuku Oneda3and Kadiu Vahidije4

1Regional Hospital of BERAT, Outpatient Service, Albania
2Kamez Health Care Center, Tirana
3American Hospital, Albania
4PhD Candidate, KU Leuven University, Belgium

*Corresponding Author: Rraklli Ereida, Regional Hospital of BERAT, Outpatient Service, Albania.

Received: February 12, 2024; Published: March 28, 2024


Chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) not only affect physical health but also have implications for cognitive function. This study aimed to assess cognitive impairment in patients with RA and OA compared to healthy controls. A total of 67 RA and OA patients and 30 healthy individuals were recruited, and cognitive function was evaluated using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scale. Results showed a high prevalence of cognitive impairment in both RA and OA patients, with older age and higher disease activity scores being significant factors associated with greater cognitive decline. Interestingly, no significant difference in cognitive function was observed between RA and OA patients. These findings underscore the importance of recognizing and addressing cognitive impairment in arthritis patients for comprehensive management and improved quality of life.

 Keywords: Cognitive Impairment; Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; MMSE; MoCA; Disease Activity


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Citation: Rraklli Ereida., et al. “Cognitive Function Assessment in Albanian Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis: A Cross-Sectional Study ”. Acta Scientific Neurology 7.4 (2024): 48-50.


Copyright: © 2024 Rraklli Ereida., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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