Background and objectives: The Test Your Memory (TYM) scale is a screening tool, which assesses mild cognitive impairment (MCI). It has shown better psychometric outcomes than the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). We aimed to translate and adjust into Spanish a conceptually equivalent version.
Subjects and method: Translation-back translation method, complemented with qualitative methods, and pilot survey with 42 healthy Spanish people from different group of age to ensure the right comprehension.
Results: While translating, 54% of the items presented no difficulty at all; 27%, medium difficulty; 18% high difficulty. Some adaptations were made for cultural, grammatical and conceptual reasons. The pilot survey showed a good comprehension of the test.
Conclusions: The TYM test could be a good choice for detecting MCI in the Spanish population and could resolve the problems caused by the limitations of the MMSE.
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