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Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal
ISSN Print: 2278-1668, Online: 2278-0513
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Year: 2023   |   Volume: 12   |   Issue: 1 S   |   Paper ID: CCLS230703

Evaluating the cognitive function of monolingual and bilingual Alzheimer's patients and normal people using the MMSE test


Abstract

The present study evaluates the cognitive function of Alzheimer's patients (monolingual, bilingual) and normal people using the MMSE test. It is applied in terms of purpose, retrospective in terms of time, causal-comparative in terms of data collection method, and its data were collected using a field method. The statistical population of the present study included Alzheimer's patients (monolingual and bilingual) living in nursing homes or centers related to the care of Alzheimer's patients in Fars province (2018). Among them, 90 people, including 60 people with Alzheimer's disease (monolingual and bilingual) and 30 normal people were selected as a sample of the study. The measurement instrument of the study was the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) test, which was distributed among people. To analyze the data in this study, considering the questions and hypotheses, descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, frequency, minimum, and maximum were used. Also, a univariate analysis of variance test was used at the inferential level. The results of the data analysis revealed a significant difference between the compared groups regarding the cognitive function and its components.

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