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

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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 - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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