Predictors of performance on the MMSE and the DRS-2 among American Indian Elders

Lori L. Jervis, Alexandra Fickenscher, Janette Beals, C. Munro Cullum, Douglas K. Novins, Spero M. Manson, David B. Arciniegas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Little is known about factors that predict older American Indians' performance on cognitive tests. This study examined 137 American Indian elders' performance on the MMSE and the Dementia Rating Scale - Second Edition (DRS-2). Multivariate regression identified younger age, more education, not receiving Supplemental Security Income, and frequent receipt of needed health care as predictors of better performance on the MMSE. Better performance on the DRS-2 was predicted by more education, boarding school attendance, not receiving Supplemental Security Income, and frequent receipt of needed health care. This study points to the importance of economic and educational factors on cognitive test performance among American Indian elders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-425
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Fingerprint

North American Indians
Delivery of Health Care
Education
Dementia
Economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this

Predictors of performance on the MMSE and the DRS-2 among American Indian Elders. / Jervis, Lori L.; Fickenscher, Alexandra; Beals, Janette; Cullum, C. Munro; Novins, Douglas K.; Manson, Spero M.; Arciniegas, David B.

In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Vol. 22, No. 4, 09.2010, p. 417-425.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jervis, Lori L. ; Fickenscher, Alexandra ; Beals, Janette ; Cullum, C. Munro ; Novins, Douglas K. ; Manson, Spero M. ; Arciniegas, David B. / Predictors of performance on the MMSE and the DRS-2 among American Indian Elders. In: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2010 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 417-425.
@article{381bbc1cfcad486a85f2ee0b1eed6a55,
title = "Predictors of performance on the MMSE and the DRS-2 among American Indian Elders",
abstract = "Little is known about factors that predict older American Indians' performance on cognitive tests. This study examined 137 American Indian elders' performance on the MMSE and the Dementia Rating Scale - Second Edition (DRS-2). Multivariate regression identified younger age, more education, not receiving Supplemental Security Income, and frequent receipt of needed health care as predictors of better performance on the MMSE. Better performance on the DRS-2 was predicted by more education, boarding school attendance, not receiving Supplemental Security Income, and frequent receipt of needed health care. This study points to the importance of economic and educational factors on cognitive test performance among American Indian elders.",
author = "Jervis, {Lori L.} and Alexandra Fickenscher and Janette Beals and Cullum, {C. Munro} and Novins, {Douglas K.} and Manson, {Spero M.} and Arciniegas, {David B.}",
year = "2010",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1176/appi.neuropsych.22.4.417",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
pages = "417--425",
journal = "Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences",
issn = "0895-0172",
publisher = "American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Predictors of performance on the MMSE and the DRS-2 among American Indian Elders

AU - Jervis, Lori L.

AU - Fickenscher, Alexandra

AU - Beals, Janette

AU - Cullum, C. Munro

AU - Novins, Douglas K.

AU - Manson, Spero M.

AU - Arciniegas, David B.

PY - 2010/9

Y1 - 2010/9

N2 - Little is known about factors that predict older American Indians' performance on cognitive tests. This study examined 137 American Indian elders' performance on the MMSE and the Dementia Rating Scale - Second Edition (DRS-2). Multivariate regression identified younger age, more education, not receiving Supplemental Security Income, and frequent receipt of needed health care as predictors of better performance on the MMSE. Better performance on the DRS-2 was predicted by more education, boarding school attendance, not receiving Supplemental Security Income, and frequent receipt of needed health care. This study points to the importance of economic and educational factors on cognitive test performance among American Indian elders.

AB - Little is known about factors that predict older American Indians' performance on cognitive tests. This study examined 137 American Indian elders' performance on the MMSE and the Dementia Rating Scale - Second Edition (DRS-2). Multivariate regression identified younger age, more education, not receiving Supplemental Security Income, and frequent receipt of needed health care as predictors of better performance on the MMSE. Better performance on the DRS-2 was predicted by more education, boarding school attendance, not receiving Supplemental Security Income, and frequent receipt of needed health care. This study points to the importance of economic and educational factors on cognitive test performance among American Indian elders.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78149295133&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=78149295133&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.22.4.417

DO - 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.22.4.417

M3 - Article

C2 - 21037127

AN - SCOPUS:78149295133

VL - 22

SP - 417

EP - 425

JO - Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

JF - Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

SN - 0895-0172

IS - 4

ER -