Milan Overall Dementia Assessment
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History of assessment tool: Dementia and how the Milan Overall Dementia Assessment came into use.
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In 1994 Brazelli et al. developed the Milan Overall Dementia Assessment (MODA) as an alternative, fine-grained tool for the assessment of dementia or cognitive deterioration. Before that time, the mini-mental state examination (MMSE) was the primary instrument used to assess degenerative dementia. The MODA, in contrast to the MMSE, "is a much more analytical test of performances, particularly in its neuropsychological and psychometrical aspects" according to Cazzagini, Frabcescani, Saetti, and ...
Milan overall dementia assessment is traced in terms of its history and usage. References are also provided to further validate the findings.