Background: This study aimed to provide equating norms for the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) from a sample of healthy Italian adults. Methods: Four-hundred and seven Italian healthy adults (165 males, 242 females; mean age = 60.61 ± 13.74 years, range= 20–93; mean education = 12.2 ± 4.42 years, range= 4–25) were administered the MMSE and the MoCA. ‘MMSE-to-MoCA’ and ‘MoCA-to-MMSE’ conversion tables were derived via log-linear smoothing equi-percentile equating (LSEE). Equivalence between empirical and conversion-derived scores was determined with a two one-sided test (TOST) procedure. Results: Conversion-derived scores were statistically equivalent to empirical ones for both the MMSE (p = 0.948) and the MoCA (p = 0.437). The LSEE yielded impossible/unreliable conversion estimates for floor scores on both tests, whereas conversions for uppermost scores were highly consistent. Discussion: The present data will help avoid inter-rater heterogeneity in cross-sectionally and longitudinally adopting either one of the two cognitive screening tests, and to retrospective analyze data collected via either one test or the other.

Aiello, E., Pasotti, F., Appollonio, I., Bolognini, N. (2022). Equating Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scores: conversion norms from a healthy Italian population sample. AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH [10.1007/s40520-022-02089-w].

Equating Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scores: conversion norms from a healthy Italian population sample

Aiello, Edoardo Nicolò
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Appollonio, Ildebrando;Bolognini, Nadia
2022

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to provide equating norms for the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) from a sample of healthy Italian adults. Methods: Four-hundred and seven Italian healthy adults (165 males, 242 females; mean age = 60.61 ± 13.74 years, range= 20–93; mean education = 12.2 ± 4.42 years, range= 4–25) were administered the MMSE and the MoCA. ‘MMSE-to-MoCA’ and ‘MoCA-to-MMSE’ conversion tables were derived via log-linear smoothing equi-percentile equating (LSEE). Equivalence between empirical and conversion-derived scores was determined with a two one-sided test (TOST) procedure. Results: Conversion-derived scores were statistically equivalent to empirical ones for both the MMSE (p = 0.948) and the MoCA (p = 0.437). The LSEE yielded impossible/unreliable conversion estimates for floor scores on both tests, whereas conversions for uppermost scores were highly consistent. Discussion: The present data will help avoid inter-rater heterogeneity in cross-sectionally and longitudinally adopting either one of the two cognitive screening tests, and to retrospective analyze data collected via either one test or the other.
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Cognitive screening; Conversion table; Mini-Mental State Examination; Montreal Cognitive Assessment; Psychometrics; Score equating;
English
Aiello, E., Pasotti, F., Appollonio, I., Bolognini, N. (2022). Equating Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scores: conversion norms from a healthy Italian population sample. AGING CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH [10.1007/s40520-022-02089-w].
Aiello, E; Pasotti, F; Appollonio, I; Bolognini, N
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