Published on:April 2024

Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2024; 17(2):140-146

Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijopp.17.2.23

Authors and affiliation (s):

Malarvizhi Palanivel, Monisha Saravanan, Monika Sivakumar*, Megasree Harish

Department of Pharmacy Practice, Swamy Vivekanandha College of Pharmacy, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.


Aim: To use the MoCA scale to measure the degree of cognitive decline in haemodialysis patients and to enhance cognitive function through training. Materials and Methods: Prospective interventional researches were carried out for a duration of 6 months. 57 haemodialysis patients were selected for the study. The decline in cognitive function was assessed using MoCA scale, and cognitive training was provided to improve cognition. Results: By observing the control and treatment groups without and with provision of cognitive training, the treatment group shows an improvement in the cognitive function from 57.33% to 63.07% and control group shows decline in cognitive function from 57.36% to 52.64%. Conclusion: This study demonstrates how cognitive training can stop cognitive aging. Therefore, starting cognitive training as soon as haemodialysis begins can reduce the likelihood of cognitive loss.

Keywords: Haemodialysis, Cognitive impairment, MoCA scale, Cognitive training.