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Moreno Cervantes César Alberto, Regalado Villalobos Alejandra del R, Luna Torres Sara, Rivera Chavez  Jose G , Saldaña Cruz Sonia G, Torres Gutiérrez Jorge Luis.
Correlation between results of NEUROPSI, Mini-Mental State Examination, and Montreal Cognitive Assessment Studies in older adults with subjective memory complaint
J Lat Am Geriatric Med 2019; 5(2)  : 58-63

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Background: The prevalence of dementia worldwide is rising. Many screening tests are available, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) are commonly use. To establish diagnosis, a neuropsychological battery sometimes is essential.

Objective: The objective of the study was to identify if an appropriate correlation exists between the results of neurocognitive test MMSE, MoCA, and NEUROPSI, in patients with a cognitive complaint from the geriatric clinic in a third-level hospital.

Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was performed, in 65-year-old patients or older. Pearson’s correlation test was used. Cognitive tests MMSE, MoCA, and NEUROPSI were applied and the results were analyzed by SPSS statistical program 25 version.

Results: Thirty-five patients were included; we obtained a correlation index r = 0.716 (p < 0.01) for the correlation between MMSE and MoCA tests. For the correlation between MMSE and NEUROPSI, the correlation index was r = 0.734 (p < 0.01) and between MoCA and NEUROPSI, r = 0.809 (p < 0.01). The results of the correlation when we divided the population for academic years were statistically significant only in those who had more years of schooling.

Conclusions: The tests’ results of NEUROPSI, MMSE, and MoCA have an acceptable correlation between them, but we must consider schooling years when we decide to apply these tests.


Palabras clave: Dementia, Mini-Mental State Examination, cognition, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, NEUROPSI
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