Year 2018, Volume 18 , Issue 4, Pages 470 - 478 2018-12-27

Is Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated with Cognitive Functions in Reproductive-Age Women?
Demir Eksikliği Anemisi Üreme Çağındaki Kadınlarda Bilişsel Fonksiyonlarla İlişkili midir?

Aslı Gençay Can [1] , Serdar Süleyman Can [2] , Murat İlhan Atagun [3] , Emine Tuğçe Akçaer [4]


Abstract

Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine whether iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in reproductive-age women affects cognitive functioning, physical functioning, psychiatric morbidity, fatigue and quality of life.

Materials and Methods: Thirty-three women aged between 18-50 years with IDA and 32 non-anemic healthy women were included in the study. Laboratory analyses, neuropsychological tests, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), VAS fatigue, Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ-DI) and Short Form-36 (SF-36) were assessed.

Results: There was no significant difference in demographic characteristics of the patients between groups. Digit Forward/Backward, Digit Span Total, HAQ-DI, BAI, BDI, SF-36, fatigue scores in IDA group were significantly lower than the controls. Correlation analysis revealed that education, serum iron, ferritin, and hemoglobin levels were associated with cognitive test scores and fatigue. Serum iron, ferritin, and hemoglobin levels were found to be associated with HAQ-DI, BAI, BDI, and SF-36 scores.

Coclusion: IDA negatively affects cognition, physical functioning, quality of life, fatigue, symptoms of anxiety and depression in reproductive-age women. 

Amaç: Bu çalışmanın amacı, üreme çağındaki kadınlarda demir eksikliği anemisinin bilişsel

fonksiyonlar, fiziksel fonksiyonellik, psikiyatrik morbidite, yorgunluk ve yaşam kalitesi üzerindeki

etkilerini incelemekti.

Materyal ve Metot: Yaşları 18‐50 arasında değişen ve demir eksikliği anemisi olan 33 kadın ve anemisi

olmayan 32 sağlıklı kadın çalışmaya dahil edildi. Laboratuvar analizi, nöropsikolojik testler, Beck

Depresyon Ölçeği, Beck Anksiyete Ölçeği, VAS yorgunluk, Sağlık Değerlendirme Anketi ve Kısa Form‐36

değerlendirildi.

Bulgular: Gruplar arasında demografik özellikler açısından anlamlı fark saptanmadı. Demir eksikliği

Anemisi olan grupta Digit Forward/Backward, Digit Span Total, Sağlık Değerlendirme Anketi, Beck

Depresyon Ölçeği, Beck Anksiyete Ölçeği, Kısa Form‐36 ve yorgunluk skorları kontrol grubuna gore

anlamlı olarak daha düşüktü. Korelasyon analizinde eğitim, serum demir, ferritin ve hemoglobin

düzeyleri ile bilişsel test skorları ve yorgunluk arasında anlamlı ilişkili bulundu. Serum demir, ferritin ve

hemoglobin düzeyleri ile Sağlık Değerlendirme Anketi, Beck Depresyon Ölçeği, Beck Anksiyete Ölçeği

ve Kısa Form‐36 skorları arasında anlamlı ilişki bulundu.

Sonuç: Demir eksikliği anemisi üreme çağındaki kadınlarda bilişsel fonksiyonları, fiziksel

fonksiyonelliği, yaşam kalitesini, yorgunluğu, anksiyete ve depresyon semptomlarını negative yönde

etkilemektedir.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Research Articles
Authors

Author: Aslı Gençay Can (Primary Author)

Author: Serdar Süleyman Can

Author: Murat İlhan Atagun

Author: Emine Tuğçe Akçaer

Dates

Publication Date : December 27, 2018

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APA Gençay Can, A , Can, S , Atagun, M , Akçaer, E . (2018). Is Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated with Cognitive Functions in Reproductive-Age Women?. Ankara Medical Journal , 18 (4) , 470-478 . DOI: 10.17098/amj.499650
MLA Gençay Can, A , Can, S , Atagun, M , Akçaer, E . "Is Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated with Cognitive Functions in Reproductive-Age Women?". Ankara Medical Journal 18 (2018 ): 470-478 <http://www.ankaramedicaljournal.com/en/issue/40944/499650>
Chicago Gençay Can, A , Can, S , Atagun, M , Akçaer, E . "Is Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated with Cognitive Functions in Reproductive-Age Women?". Ankara Medical Journal 18 (2018 ): 470-478
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ISNAD Gençay Can, Aslı , Can, Serdar Süleyman , Atagun, Murat İlhan , Akçaer, Emine Tuğçe . "Is Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated with Cognitive Functions in Reproductive-Age Women?". Ankara Medical Journal 18 / 4 (December 2018): 470-478 . https://doi.org/10.17098/amj.499650
AMA Gençay Can A , Can S , Atagun M , Akçaer E . Is Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated with Cognitive Functions in Reproductive-Age Women?. Ankara Med J. 2018; 18(4): 470-478.
Vancouver Gençay Can A , Can S , Atagun M , Akçaer E . Is Iron Deficiency Anemia Associated with Cognitive Functions in Reproductive-Age Women?. Ankara Medical Journal. 2018; 18(4): 478-470.