Underestimation of cognitive impairment by Mini-Mental State Examination versus the Montreal Cognitive Assessment in patients with transient ischemic attack and stroke: a population-based study.

@article{Pendlebury2010UnderestimationOC,
  title={Underestimation of cognitive impairment by Mini-Mental State Examination versus the Montreal Cognitive Assessment in patients with transient ischemic attack and stroke: a population-based study.},
  author={Sarah T Pendlebury and Fiona C Cuthbertson and Sarah J.V. Welch and Ziyah Mehta and Peter M. Rothwell},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          1290-3
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is insensitive to mild cognitive impairment and executive function. The more recently developed Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), an alternative, brief 30-point global cognitive screen, might pick up more cognitive abnormalities in patients with cerebrovascular disease. METHODS In a population-based study (Oxford Vascular Study) of transient ischemic attack and stroke, the MMSE and MoCA were administered to consecutive… CONTINUE READING
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