Turkish Version of the Test Your Memory (TYM-TR) as a Screening Tool in Memory Clinics

Sadeh R. N., Farhang S., ÖZKAN S., Khamnei H. J., YENİLMEZ Ç., MAVİŞ İ., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS, vol.36, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1533317520982208
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Keywords: aged, cognition, dementia, mental status standards, screening, MINI-MENTAL-STATE, ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE, DEMENTIA, ACCURACY, VALIDATION, MMSE
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: This study compared the Turkish version of Test Your Memory (TYM) MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination) and CDT (Clock Drawing Test) in patients with neurocognitive disorder. Methods: After a thorough medical workup, patients with a diagnosis of neurocognitive disorder were enrolled. A cross-sectional design was used to compare the TYM results with those of MMSE and CDT. Results: This study was conducted on 100 patients, including 46 males and 54 females, aged 52 to 86. The majority of patients were diagnosed with vascular neurocognitive disorder. The z-score of TYM-TR was significantly lower in the domains of registration, recall, visuospatial, and total score. The same results were achieved when CDT was added to MMSE. The same pattern was observed separately for those who were diagnosed with a mild or major neurocognitive disorder. Conclusion: Patients' cognitive deficits might be more evident when measured by the TYM-TR compared to the MMSE.