S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Psychiatry (정신과학전공) Journal Papers (저널논문_정신과학전공)
Brief screening for mild cognitive impairment in elderly outpatient clinic: validation of the Korean version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment
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- SAGE Publications
- J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2008 ;21(2):104-10.
- Aged ; Alzheimer Disease/diagnosis/psychology ; Cognition Disorders/*diagnosis/psychology ; Disease Progression ; Educational Status ; Female ; Humans ; Korea ; Male ; Mass Screening/*statistics & numerical data ; Mental Status Schedule/statistics & numerical data ; Middle Aged ; Neuropsychological Tests/*statistics & numerical data ; Psychometrics/statistics & numerical data ; Reference Values ; Reproducibility of Results ; Risk Assessment ; Translating ; Cross-Cultural Comparison ; Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
- The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a brief cognitive screening tool with high sensitivity for screening patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The authors examined the validity and reliability of the Korean version of the MoCA (MoCA-K) in elderly outpatients. The MoCA-K, a Korean version of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) scale, and neuropsychological batteries were administered to 196 elderly persons (mild Alzheimer's disease [AD] = 44, MCI = 37, normal controls [NC] = 115). MoCA-K scores were highly correlated with those of MMSE and CDR. Using a cutoff score of 22/23, the MoCA-K had an excellent sensitivity of 89% and a good specificity of 84% for screening MCI. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were good. The results obtained show that the MoCA-K is brief, reliable, and suitable for use as a screening tool to screen MCI patients in elderly outpatient clinic settings.
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