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Title: Validity of Montreal Cognitive Assessment in Non-English speaking patients with Parkinson's disease
Authors: Krishnan, S
Justus, S
Meluveettil, R
Menon, RN
Sarma, SP
Kishore, A
Keywords: Neurosciences & Neurology
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: 63 ,1;63-67
Abstract: Background: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is a brief and easy screening tool for accurately testing cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. We tested its validity for use in non-English (Malayalam) speaking patients with Parkinson's disease. Materials and Methods: We developed a Malayalam (a south-Indian language) version of Montreal Cognitive Assessment and applied to 70 patients with Parkinson's disease and 60 age-and education-matched healthy controls. Metric properties were assessed, and the scores were compared with the performance in validated Malayalam versions of Mini Mental Status Examination and Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination. Results: The Montreal Cognitive Assessment-Malayalam showed good internal consistency and test-retest reliability and its scores correlated with Mini Mental Status Examination (patients: R = 0.70; P < 0.001; healthy controls: R = 0.26; P = 0.04) and Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (patients: R = 0.8; P < 0.001; healthy controls: R = 0.52; P < 0.001) scores. Conclusion: This study establishes the reliability of cross-cultural adaptation of Montreal Cognitive Assessment for assessing cognition in Malayalam-speaking Parkinson's disease patients for early screening and potential future interventions for cognitive dysfunction.
URI: 10.4103/0028-3886.152637
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