Vascular, Cognitive, and Psychomental Survey on Elderly Recycling Volunteers in Northern Taiwan

Author: Guei-Chiuan Chen, Pei-Ya Chen, Yu-Chin Su, Cheng-Lun Hsiao, Fu-Yi Yang, Po-Jen Hsu and Shinn-Kuang Lin


Brief Summary

Recycling volunteers aged ≥60 years were surveyed. In total, 985 subjects (mean age: 70.8 years) participated in this study. Among these, 81% were women, and 52% were vegetarians. The average ABI, CIMT, and CTPS were higher in men, whereas women had higher cholesterol levels and BSRS-5 scores.

The low incidence of moderate mood disorder might indicate that recycling work enhances psychomental health. In addition, a healthier lifestyle, better mood condition, and vegetarian diet might contribute to lower incidence of mild cognitive impairment.


Physical and mental health aspects of engaging in recycling activities

Project No.: 2022-1-BG01-KA220-ADU-000085169

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.