Journal article

Exposure to ambient fine particles and neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitive disorder: A repeated measure analysis from the CREDOS (Clinical Research Center for Dementia of South Korea) study

Hyewon Lee, Jae Myeong Kang, Woojae Myung, Junbae Choi, Chunsoo Lee, Duk L Na, Seong Yoon Kim, Jae-Hong Lee, Seol-Heui Han, Seong Hye Choi, Sang Yun Kim, Seong-Jin Cho, Byeong Kil Yeon, Doh Kwan Kim, Matthew Lewis, Eun-Mi Lee, Clara Tammy Kim, Ho Kim

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

There is a growing concern that air pollution, especially those particles <2.5 μm (PM2.5), could increase the risk of cognitive impairment and mental disorders. However, the relationship between ambient PM2.5 and neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with cognitive impairment is still undetermined. This longitudinal study included 645 pairs of cognitively impaired subjects, who had not changed residence within Seoul, and their caregivers from the Clinical Research Center for Dementia of South Korea study cohort between September 2005 and June 2010 (1763 days). Neuropsychiatric symptoms were measured by the Korean version of the Neuropsychiatry Inventory, and caregiver burden was examined by th..

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Grants

Awarded by National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea - Korean Government


Awarded by Basic Science Research Program through the NRF of Korea - Ministry of Education


Awarded by Global Research Lab through the NRF of Korea - Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2018R1C1B6001708; W Myung), by the Basic Science Research Program through the NRF of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education (grant number NRF-2018R1D1A1B07049034; H Lee), and by the Global Research Lab through the NRF of Korea funded by the Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology (grant number K21004000001-10A0500-00710; H Kim).