Effects of sociodemographic and health variables on Mini-Mental State Exam scores in older Australians.

@article{Anderson2007EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of sociodemographic and health variables on Mini-Mental State Exam scores in older Australians.},
  author={Tracy M. Anderson and Perminder S. Sachdev and Henry Brodaty and Julian N. Trollor and Gavin Andrews},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={467-76}
}
OBJECTIVE This article examines the influence of sociodemographic, biological, and health variables on Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) performance, and assesses how the diversity of the population should be reflected in the MMSE cutoff scores used for screening. METHODS The sociodemographic profiles and MMSE scores of adults aged 65-years and over who participated in the Australian National Mental Health and Well-being Survey were assessed (N = 1,792). RESULTS The regression models showed… CONTINUE READING

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