Mini-Mental State Examination

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Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE),

widely used written assessment instrument that measures and evaluates cognitive function and mental impairment. Often given serially to gauge the effect of time on patients' condition.

Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)

a brief psychological test designed to differentiate among dementia, psychosis, and affective disorders. It may include ability to count backward by 7s from 100, to identify common objects such as a pencil and a watch, to write a sentence, to spell simple words backward, and to demonstrate orientation by identifying the day, month, and year, as well as town and country.

Mi·ni-Men·tal State Ex·am·i·na·tion

(MMSE) (min'ē men'tăl stāt' eg-zam'i-nā'shŭn)
Widely used written assessment instrument that measures and evaluates cognitive function and mental impairment. Often given serially to gauge the effect of time on patients' condition.

Mini-Mental State Examination

Abbreviation: MMSE
A common test to quantify a person's cognitive ability. It assesses orientation, registration, attention, calculation, and language. Scoring is from 0 to 30, with 30 indicating intact cognition.
See also: examination