Examining the reliability and validity of the hebrew version of the Mini Mental State Examination

P. Werner*, J. Heinik, A. Mendel, B. Reicher, A. Bleich

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Abstract

The Mini Mental State Examination is used worldwide for the screening and diagnosis of dementia. The aim of the present study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Hebrew version of the Mini Mental State Examination. The Hebrew version of the Mini Mental State Examination was administered to 36 demented and 19 non-demented elderly persons. Test-retest reliability scores were calculated as exact agreement rates, and ranged from good to excellent for all the items. Strong convergent validity, as measured by the correlation between the MMSE and the CAM-COG (r=0.94), was found. Good predictive value was observed as over three-quarters of the participants were correctly classified as demented or non-demented. The Hebrew version of the MMSE was found to be a useful and valid instrument for the determination of dementia in the elderly population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalAging clinical and experimental research
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999

Keywords

  • Mini Mental State Examination
  • Reliability
  • Translation
  • Validity

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