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Neuroepidemiology. 1997;16(3):141-8.

Reliability of the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination in the context of a two-phase community prevalence study.

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Centre de recherche en gérontologie et gériatrie, Hôpital d'Youville, Sherbrooke, Qué., Canada.

Abstract

Data collected through the Canadian Study of Health and Aging were analyzed to estimate the reliability of the Modified Mini-Mental State (3MS) Examination when used in the context of a two-phase community prevalence study. During the screening phase of the study, subjects were tested in their home by a lay interviewer, either in English or French. All subjects scoring 77 or under on the 3MS and a sub-sample of those scoring over 77 were reassessed by a nurse during a clinical examination, following which subjects were classified as normal, cognitively impaired but not demented, or demented. Results indicate substantial reproducibility of the 3MS, slightly higher than that of the Mini-Mental State Examination from which it is derived. The english versions of these tests appear slightly more reproducible than their French counterparts.

PMID:
9159769
DOI:
10.1159/000368808
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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