Adaptation and Validation of the Tamil (Sri Lanka) Version ofthe Montreal Cognitive Assessment

Kesmas: National Public Health Journal

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Title Adaptation and Validation of the Tamil (Sri Lanka) Version ofthe Montreal Cognitive Assessment
 
Creator Coonghe, Pethirupillai Amal Dinesh
Fonseka, Pushpa
Sivayogan, Sampasivamoorthy
Keshavaraj, Ajantha
Malhotra, Rahul
Ostbye, Truls
 
Subject Elderly, mild cognitive impairment, montreal cognitive assessment, Sri Lanka, Tamil
 
Description The study aimed to develop the Tamil (Sri Lanka) version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and investigate its reliability and validity as a briefscreening tool for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Tamil-speaking Sri Lankan elderly with normal cognition and MCI were recruited from a neurology clinic.Adaptation of the English MoCA to the Tamil (Sri Lanka) involved context-specific content modification and translation. The content validity, reliability, sensitivity,and specificity of the tool were evaluated. Study participants were 184 older adults, comprising 85 with normal cognition and 99 neurologist-diagnosed MCI.The tool had high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.83). Receiver operating characteristic curve analyses showed an area under the curve of 0.87(95% CI = 0.83 - 0.91) for detecting MCI. The optimal cut-off score for detection of MCI was 23/24, yielded a sensitivity and specificity of 84.7% and 76.4%,respectively. The Tamil (Sri Lankan) version of the MoCA maintains its core diagnostic properties rendering it a valid and reliable tool for screening of MCIamong Tamil speaking Sri Lankan older adults. 
 
Publisher Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia
 
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Date 2020-05-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journal.fkm.ui.ac.id/kesmas/article/view/3268
10.21109/kesmas.v15i2.3268
 
Source Kesmas: National Public Health Journal; Vol 15, No 2 (2020): Volume 15, Issue 2, May 2020
Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional; Vol 15, No 2 (2020): Volume 15, Issue 2, May 2020
2460-0601
1907-7505
10.21109/kesmas.v15i2
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journal.fkm.ui.ac.id/kesmas/article/view/3268/969
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Kesmas: National Public Health Journal
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