Adaptation of dementia screening for vision-impaired older persons: administration of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE).

@article{Busse2002AdaptationOD,
  title={Adaptation of dementia screening for vision-impaired older persons: administration of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE).},
  author={A. E. Busse and Astrid Sonntag and Jeannette Bischkopf and Herbert Matschinger and Matthias Claus Angermeyer},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={909-15}
}
In epidemiologic field studies on the prevalence and incidence of dementia the problems associated with the cognitive testing of visually impaired individuals are rarely discussed. In the Leipzig Longitudinal Study of the Aged (LEILA 75+) a version of the Mini-Mental State Examination for the visually impaired (MMSE-blind) was employed from which all items requiring image processing had been omitted. To be able to interpret the test results and include vision-impaired individuals in the field… CONTINUE READING
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