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Валидизиране на българските версии на скрининговите методики закогнитивни нарушения MINI-MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION и ISAAC SET TEST при възрастни
Validation of the Bulgarian version of screening methods for cognitive impairments Mini-Mental State Examination and Isaac's Set Test in elderly...

Author(s): Mariya Petrova, Armina Janyan, Margarita Raycheva, Shima Mehrabian, Katya Stoyanova, Latchezar Traykov, Radka Pavlova
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Mini Mental State Examination; Isaac’s Set Test; Alzheimer’s disease; Mild Cognitive Impairment; Dementia; Bulgarian version.

Summary/Abstract: Validation of the Bulgarian version of screening methods for cognitive impairments Mini-Mental State Examination and Isaac's Set Test in elderly population / The aim of this study was standartization and validation of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Isaac’s Set Test (IST) in Bulgarian aging population. Methods: Three-hundred and seventy-three participants underwent the MMSE and IST test, of them 155 cognitively healthy subjects without neurological and psychiatric disorders, 135 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and 83 patients with dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia). Results: The optimal cut-off score of MMSE for screening of the general Bulgarian population (cognitively healthy vs. MCI and dementia) is 26/27, with higher specificity at cut-off 27/28 when younger MCI patients are considered. The optimal cut-off score of IST test for screening of the general Bulgarian population (cognitively healthy vs. MCI and dementia) is 30/31; the optimal cut-off for dementia patients is 27/28. Conclusions: MMSE and IST results when standardized and validated in Bulgarian population might better contribute to recognition of the individuals at risk for dementia that should be directed to memory outpatient clinics for detailed examination.

  • Issue Year: 16/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 103-114
  • Page Count: 12