Vol. 13 nº 1 - Jan/Feb/Mar de 2019
Original Article Páginas: 78 a 81

Montreal Cognitive Assessment scale in patients with Parkinson Disease with normal scores in the Mini-Mental State Examination

Authors Krisly Arguedas Vásquez1; Erick Miranda Valverde2; Daniel Valerio Aguilar2; Henri-Jacques Hernández Gabarain3

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keywords: Parkinson's disease, mild cognitive impairment, cognitive impairment, Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

ABSTRACT:
Several screening tests have been used for cognitive evaluation in Parkinson's disease (PD).
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in patients with Parkinson's disease and no cognitive impairment complaints.
METHODS: A total of 40 PD patients with no complaints of cognitive problems were included. Patients were selected using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the MoCA was then administered.
RESULTS: 80% of patients exhibited Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) according to the MoCA. Statistically significant differences in visuospatial, attention and delayed recall functions were evident between the normal and abnormal MoCA groups.
CONCLUSION: The study results suggest that MoCA may be a good screening test in patients with PD who do not present cognitive complaints.

 

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