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Title

Study of the Mini-Mental State Examinations: Checking Validity, Relationships to Demographical Variables and Alcohol-Related Variables

Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2014

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Statistics

Degree Name

Master of Arts (AM/MA)

Degree Type

Thesis

Abstract

The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is the most commonly used assessment instrument to test cognitive mental status. Factor analysis is applied to study the interrelationship in the MMSE questions. A five-factor analysis is generated and matches with Folstein’s design of the Mini-Mental State Examination. Five factors are Calculation, Orientation, Memory, Attention and Language. All five factors have a statistically significant relationship with age. Some education levels and occupation categories show a significant relationship with to each factor as well. However, no obvious alcohol-related variables exhibited significance in this study.

Language

English (en)

Chair and Committee

Edward Spitznagel

Comments

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K7F18WPC

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