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dc.rights.licenceAtribución-NoComercial 4.0 Internacional*
dc.contributor.authorGil, Laura
dc.contributor.authorRuiz de Sánchez, Carolina
dc.contributor.authorGil, Fabián
dc.contributor.authorRomero, Sara Julieta
dc.contributor.authorPretelt Burgos, Felipe
dc.identifier.issn0885-6230 / 1099-1166 (Electrónico)spa
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; Vol. 30 Núm. 6 (2015)spa
dc.titleValidation of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in Spanish as a screening tool for mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia in patients over 65 years old in Bogotá, Colombiaspa
dc.coverage.cityBogotá (Colombia)spa
dc.description.tipoarticuloArtículo de investigaciónspa
dc.format.soportePapel / Electrónicospa
dc.subject.keywordMild cognitive impairmentspa
dc.subject.keywordAlzheimer’s diseasespa
dc.subject.keywordValidation studiesspa
dc.subject.keywordMoCA-SNeuropsychological testspa
dc.subject.keywordMemory disordersspa
dc.description.abstractenglishObjective The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was developed as a simple screening tool for cognitive impairment. This study is the first validation in Latin America of the MoCA in Spanish (MoCA‐S), which was developed in Colombia (South America). Methods Aiming to perform the first validation of the MoCA‐S, we developed a study of concordance by conformity to assess the MoCA‐S compared with diagnostic consensus by interdisciplinary assessment in the Memory Clinic (the best diagnostic method available) and to evaluate the psychometric properties of the MoCA‐S. A total of 193 subjects were evaluated, 109 of whom were patients, including 26 who met the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) clinical criteria, based on neuropsychological testing, and 83 who had mild dementia (MD). The remaining 84 participants were healthy subjects from the community. Results The psychometric evaluation of the MoCA‐S was appropriate. Using a cutoff score of ≥23, the MoCA had sensitivities of 76.0% to detect MCI and 92.7% to detect MD and a specificity of 79.8%. The percentage of patients clearly labeled by the MoCA‐S was 85%. Conclusion The MoCA‐S is a valid screening tool and is useful for identifying MCI and MD in Colombia. The MoCA‐S is valid and adequate for application in Colombia with good internal consistency, inter‐observer reliability, and content validity. However, the average educational level was high in this study; thus, caution should be exercised when extrapolating these results to individuals with lower educational
dc.type.localArtículo de revistaspa
dc.contributor.corporatenamePontificia Universidad Javeriana. Facultad de Medicina. Departamento de Epidemiología Clínica y Bioestadística

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