mental status assessment

mental status assessment

A thorough examination of the patient to study cognitive impairment and emotional or psychiatric disorders.
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Researchers used paired-sample t tests to compare the baseline, first, and second mental status assessment scores.
A mental status assessment must be performed to rule out the presence of dementia.
The section on Mental Status assessment lists the components of mental status examination and contains examples of common mental status assessment instruments, such as the Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ).
All residents aged 75 and over participated in a health survey administered by trained local people [18], which included mental status assessment by the Folstein mini mental state examination (MMSE) [19].