The reliability and validity of the mini-mental state examination in the elderly Croatian population

Boban, Marina and Malojčić, Branko and Mimica, Ninoslav and Vuković, Sunčica and Zrilić, Ivan and Hof, Patrick R. and Šimić, Goran (2012) The reliability and validity of the mini-mental state examination in the elderly Croatian population. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 33 (6). pp. 385-92. ISSN 1420-8008

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Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was standardization and validation of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) in the general Croatian aging population. ----- METHODS: Three-hundred and forty-four participants underwent the MMSE test, 217 cognitively healthy subjects without neurological and psychiatric disorders and 127 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. ----- RESULTS: The optimal cutoff point for screening of the general Croatian population (cognitively healthy vs. MCI and dementia) is 26/27; in the Croatian population aged ≥65 years, the cutoff point is 24/25, whereas for screening of highly educated persons (≥14 years of education) aged ≥65 years a higher cutoff point should be used (26/27). ----- CONCLUSIONS: MMSE results when standardized and validated in a certain population might better contribute to recognition of the individuals at risk that should be directed to dementia outpatient clinics.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Aged ; Alzheimer Disease/diagnosis ; Case-Control Studies ; Croatia ; Dementia/diagnosis ; Educational Status ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Mass Screening ; Mental Status Schedule/statistics & numerical data ; Middle Aged ; Mild Cognitive Impairment/diagnosis ; Psychometrics/instrumentation ; Reproducibility of Results
Departments: Hrvatski institut za istraživanje mozga
Katedra za anatomiju i kliničku anatomiju
Katedra za neurologiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Creators:
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Boban, MarinaUNSPECIFIED
Malojčić, BrankoUNSPECIFIED
Mimica, NinoslavUNSPECIFIED
Vuković, SunčicaUNSPECIFIED
Zrilić, IvanUNSPECIFIED
Hof, Patrick R.UNSPECIFIED
Šimić, GoranUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2012
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 09:09
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 09:09
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URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/1816

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