The Saint Louis University Mental Status Examination Is Better than the Mini-Mental State Examination to Determine the Cognitive Impairment in Turkish Elderly People


Kaya D., Isik A. T. , Usarel C., Soysal P. , Ellidokuz H., Grossberg G. T.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION, vol.17, no.4, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.12.093
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
  • Keywords: Cognitive impairment, Turkish elderly, SLUMS examination, MCI, Alzheimer disease, ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE, DEMENTIA, UTILITY, SLUMS

Abstract

Introduction: Presence of detailed screening instruments to detect cognitive impairment in the older adults' culture and language is very essential. The Saint Louis University Mental Status Examination (SLUMS) is one of cognitive screening scales used. The aim of the study was to establish the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of SLUMS (SLUMS-T).