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Table 6 Comparison of the effectiveness of screening tests for cognitive impairment (most favorable alternatives for MMSE and MIS)

From: Effectiveness and costs of phototest in dementia and cognitive impairment screening

  CI NoCI
Test Phototest≤28 Phototest≥29 Total Phototest≤28 Phototest≥29 Total
MMSEc ≤26 58 24 82 4 36 40
MMSEc ≥27 1 2 3 0 15 15
Total 59 26 85 4 51 55
  χ2 = 19.36; p < 0.001 χ2 = 32.11; p < 0.001
MIS ≤4# 38 9 47 0 7 7
MIS ≥5# 4 13 17 4 42 46
Total# 42 22 64 4 49 53
  χ2 = 1.23; ns χ2 = 0.31; ns
  1. CI: cognitive impairment; NoCI: No cognitive impairment. MMSE: MiniMental State Examination. MMSEc: MMSE with corrected scores. MIS: Memory Impairment Screen.
  2. Values are the n° of subjects
  3. #Results referred to the 117 subjects who completed the MIS