The psychometric properties of Turkish version of the Modified Paediatric Mini Mental Scale

Kurt M., Savaş D., Tarsuslu Şimşek T., Yiş U.

CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, no.3, pp.572-578, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cch.13073
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CAB Abstracts, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, CINAHL, Communication & Mass Media Index, EBSCO Education Source, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.572-578
  • Keywords: children, cognition, neurological disorders, reliability, validity, STATE-EXAMINATION, RELIABILITY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background Children with neurological diseases suffer from neurocognitive problems due to both the disease and the treatment processes. Therefore, it is necessary that a battery can be used to determine and track the cognitive function of these children. The aim of this study is to establish the Turkish version of the Modified Paediatric Mini Mental Scale (MPMMS), ensure its cultural adaptation, and test the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the MPMMS. Methods Sixty-five children with the neurological condition were enrolled in this methodological study. The subjects' age, height, weight, and body mass index were recorded. The MPMMS and the social function subscale of the Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) were used to assess the participants' cognitive function. The construct validity of the questionnaire was determined by the correlation between the MPMMS and the social function subscale of the PEDI. Cronbach's alpha was calculated to determine internal consistency. To determine test-retest reliability, 32 children were assessed 7-14 days after the initial assessment, and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was calculated. Results The mean age of the participants was 9.26 +/- 3.87 years. A very strong significant correlation was found between the MPMMS and social function subscale of the PEDI (r = 0.935, p = 0.000). The internal consistency of the MPMMS was excellent (Cronbach's alpha = 0.932). Conclusions The Turkish version of the MPMMS has excellent validity and reliability and can be used by professionals in various health care settings to determine children's cognitive abilities.