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Improved predictive ability of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment for diagnosing dementia in a community-based study

Overview of attention for article published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, November 2015
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Title
Improved predictive ability of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment for diagnosing dementia in a community-based study
Published in
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13195-015-0156-8
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Jung-Lung Hsu, Yen-Chun Fan, Ya-Li Huang, Jui Wang, Wei-Hung Chen, Hou-Chang Chiu, Chyi-Huey Bai

Abstract

We compared the predictive ability of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to diagnose dementia in a community-based study. A total of 276 people aged 60 years or older were enrolled. All of the participants were administered face-to-face interview questionnaires and MoCA and MMSE examinations. The receiver operating characteristic curve method and area under curve were performed to assess the predictive ability for diagnosing dementia. The 276 participants had a mean age of 67.9 ± 6.1 years and mean education duration of 11.4 ± 4.0 years. In general, the MoCA yielded higher AUCs (0.891) with favorable sensitivity (78 %) and excellent specificity (94 %) compared with the MMSE in differentiating the participants with and without dementia in either the total sample or all subgroups. Our study determined a higher predictive ability in the MoCA than in the MMSE for diagnosing dementia according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria in a community-based sample with a broader range of education level.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 49 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 16%
Other 6 12%
Researcher 5 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 28%
Psychology 9 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 12%
Neuroscience 4 8%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 6 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 February 2016.
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#1,266,223
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#206
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#26,669
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Outputs of similar age from Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
#17
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