Cognitive tests used in examining effects of physical training in elderly people

Sławomir Kujawski, Agnieszka Gajos, Małgorzata Gajos, Wojciech Stemplowski, Natalia Ciesielska, Kornelia Kędziora-Kornatowska



Introduction. Cognitive tests are a valuable, sensitive and useful tool for examining the effectiveness of physical training.

Purpose. To show which studies are sensitive in examining cognitive changes induced by physical training. We explored meta-analysis with healthy participants and patients with MCI.

Materials and methods. Analysis of meta-analysis in the EBSCO database using keywords: meta-analysis, cognitive tests, physical training, elderly.

Results. 4 meta-analysis have 10 researches in common; however, diverse of inclusion and exclusion criteria led to inability in obtaining reliable results.

Discussion and conclusion. Some cognitive tests seems to be more sensitive in examining results of physical training. Diversity of research methodology induces much difficulties in comparing of studies.


meta-analysis; cognitive tests; physical training; elderly

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