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The Difference of MMSE and MoCA-Ina Scores in Brain Tumors

WithS. Bangun, H. Sjahrir, F.I. Fitri

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The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is the most commonly used screening test for Brain Tumor (BT) patients but relatively insensitive compared to Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). The aim of this study was to compare the proportion of the MMSE and MoCA-Ina scores in BT patients. A cross sectional study was conducted in 33 patients with BT. All of the subjects were assessed with MMSE and MoCA-Ina. To assess the difference in the proportion of brain tumor patients was used chi-square test or Fisher exact test. In BT patients with group of education 7-9 years presented a significantly higher percentage of abnormal MMSE and MoCA-Ina score than other group. We noticed that over 90.9% was impairment of attention and calculation using MMSE, while delayed recall have been affected on more than 90.9% using MoCA-Ina.