Cognitive impairment and vascular dysfunction are common in older adults with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD). Older adults with and without CKD are also sedentary – a behavior associated with cognitive and vascular function. The objective of this study was to explore whether sedentary behavior influenced the relationship between cognitive and vascular function in older adults with preclinical cognitive impairment with and without CKD. In our study, 48 older adults underwent assessment of cognition, vascular compliance, and sedentary behavior, and relationships were explored with regression moderation analysis. Sedentary time and breaks did not moderate the relationship between vascular and cognitive function. Although significant moderation was not found, cognition, vascular function, and sedentary behavior are important to assess when evaluating older adults with and without CKD.
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor-in-Chief, and Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CPP, ANNA Education Director.
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Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will have an increased understanding of sedentary behavior, cognitive function, and vascular function in older adults with preclinical cognitive impairment with and without chronic kidney disease.