Risk factors for possible dementia using the Hopkins verbal learning test and the mini-mental state examination in Shanghai
journal contributionposted on 2017-06-29, 12:42 authored by Xin Xu, Shifu Xiao, T.B. Rahardjo, Eef HogervorstEef Hogervorst
Using a combination of the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (HVLT) and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), we investigated the prevalence of possible dementia (DEM) in community-dwelling elderly in Shanghai. Subsequently, we investigated significant risk factors for DEM and generated a DEM self-checklist for early DEM detection and case management. We found that among a total of 521 participants using a HVLT cut-off score of <19 and a MMSE cut-off score of <24, a total of 69 DEM cases were identified. Risk factors, such as advanced age (≥68 years), low education (no or primary level), self-reported history of hypertension, and self-reported subjective memory complaints (SMC) were significantly predictive of DEM. The presence of ≥3 out of four of the above mentioned risk factors can effectively discriminate DEM cases from non-DEM subjects.
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Pages487 - 496
CitationXU, X. ...et al., 2015. Risk factors for possible dementia using the Hopkins verbal learning test and the mini-mental state examination in Shangha. Diagnostics, 5(4), pp. 487-496.
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