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Original Research Article

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The Reliability and Validity of the Mini-Mental State Examination in the Elderly Croatian Population

Boban M.a,b · Malojčić B.a,b · Mimica N.b,c · Vuković S.b · Zrilić I.b · Hof P.R.e · Šimić G.b,d

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aDepartment of Cognitive Neurology, University Hospital Centre, bSchool of Medicine, University of Zagreb, cUniversity Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče, and dCroatian Institute for Brain Research, Zagreb, Croatia; eMount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y., USA

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Marina Boban, MD, PhD

University Department of Cognitive Neurology

Zagreb School of Medicine and University Hospital Centre

Kišpatićeva 12, HR–10000 Zagreb (Croatia)

Tel. +385 91 539 5594, E-Mail maboban@mef.hr

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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.

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Accepted: May 21, 2012
Published online: July 17, 2012
Issue release date: August 2012

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 1420-8008 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9824 (Online)

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