Mini mental Parkinson test: Standardization and normative data on an Italian sample

Alberto Costa, Eriola Bagoj, Marco Monaco, Silvia Zabberoni, Salvatore De Rosa, Ciro Mundi, Carlo Caltagirone, Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo

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Abstract

The mini mental Parkinson (MMP) is a test built to overcome the limits of the mini mental state examination (MMSE) in the short-time screening of cognitive disorders in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). In fact, in this scale, items tapping executive functioning are included to better capture PD-related cognitive changes. Some data sustain the sensitivity and validity of the MMP in the short neuropsychological screening of these individuals. Here, we report normative data on the MMP we collected on a sample of 307 Italian healthy subjects ranging from 40 to 91 years. The results document a detrimental effect of age and an ameliorative effect of education on the MMP total performance score. We provide for correction grids for age and literacy that derive from results of the regression analyses. Moreover, we also computed equivalent scores in order to allow a direct and fast comparison between the performance on the MMP and on other psychometric measures that can be administered to the subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1797-1803
Number of pages7
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Cognitive disorders
  • Dementia
  • Mini mental Parkinson
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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