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Med Clin (Barc). 2012 Apr 21;138(10):429-34. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2011.08.007. Epub 2011 Oct 29.

[Translation and adjustment into Spanish language of the screening tool for mild cognitive impairment].

[Article in Spanish]

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Área de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz, España. begona.ojeda@uca.es

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

The Test Your Memory (TYM) scale is a screening tool, which assesses mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It has shown better psychometric outcomes than the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). We aimed to translate and adjust into Spanish a conceptually equivalent version.

SUBJECTS AND METHOD:

Translation-back translation method, complemented with qualitative methods, and pilot survey with 42 healthy Spanish people from different group of age to ensure the right comprehension.

RESULTS:

While translating, 54% of the items presented no difficulty at all; 27%, medium difficulty; 18% high difficulty. Some adaptations were made for cultural, grammatical and conceptual reasons. The pilot survey showed a good comprehension of the test.

CONCLUSIONS:

The TYM test could be a good choice for detecting MCI in the Spanish population and could resolve the problems caused by the limitations of the MMSE.

PMID:
22041572
DOI:
10.1016/j.medcli.2011.08.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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