Validation of a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for the Persian population: A pilot study

Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Scott Hasson, Leala Valizadeh, Shohreh Jalaie

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to develop and validate a translated and culturally adapted Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for the Persian-speaking population. The MMSE was translated into Persian. Two groups of neurologically intact subjects (n=100) and subjects with Alzheimer's disease (n=13) were studied. The difference between groups on the mean total scores of the Persian MMSE was statistically significant (control=28.62±2.09; subjects with Alzheimer's disease=11.77±5.66; p≤.001). The cutoff score of 23 was the best cutoff score for our subjects with a sensitivity and specificity of 98% and 100%, respectively. There was a significant correlation between the Persian MMSE score and the level of education (r=.46) and with age (r=-.77). There was no significant correlation between the Persian MMSE and gender. The Persian MMSE was found to be valid for discrimination of cognitive impairment in the Persian-speaking community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-195
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Neuropsychology
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Mini-Mental State Examination
  • Persian language

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
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Validation of a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for the Persian population : A pilot study. / Ansari, Noureddin Nakhostin; Naghdi, Soofia; Hasson, Scott; Valizadeh, Leala; Jalaie, Shohreh.

In: Applied Neuropsychology, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.07.2010, p. 190-195.

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Ansari, Noureddin Nakhostin ; Naghdi, Soofia ; Hasson, Scott ; Valizadeh, Leala ; Jalaie, Shohreh. / Validation of a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for the Persian population : A pilot study. In: Applied Neuropsychology. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 190-195.
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