Education bias in the mini-mental state examination.

  title={Education bias in the mini-mental state examination.},
  author={R. Jones and J. Gallo},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={13 3},
  • R. Jones, J. Gallo
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International psychogeriatrics
  • Education is correlated with cognitive status assessment. Concern for test bias has led to questions of equivalent construct validity across education groups. Following the work of previous researchers, we submitted Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) responses to external validation analyses. Subjects were older participants in the Epidemiologic Catchment Area study (age 50-98). Little evidence for test bias against those with low education was found. The correlation of MMSE scores and age… CONTINUE READING
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