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seven-minute screen

A neurological screening tool used to help identify patients who should be evaluated for Alzheimer's disease. The seven-minute screen is sensitive to early signs of AD and consists of four sets of questions that focus on orientation, memory, visuospatial skills and expressive language; it can distinguish between cognitive changes due to the normal ageing and those due to dementia. It can be administered by a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical technician or other trained office personnel. The average time needed to conduct and score it is about seven minutes.
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Interpreting the 7-minute screen. This instrument was initially validated on 60 patients diagnosed as having probable AD and 60 community-dwelling volunteers of comparable age, sex distribution, and education.
We offered the 7-Minute Screen to all patients over age 60 in a single primary care practice.
During memory screening events at 10 sites, 659 of 787 older adults aged 71 years on average were screened on 1 day or at a later date with the 7-minute screen test.
An additional nine people took donepezil before the screening day, and the investigators assumed they had been diagnosed with dementia previously; the 7-minute screen correctly classified eight of those people.
DALLAS -- When it comes to screening patients for early Alzheimer's disease, the 7-Minute Screen beats the better known Mini-Mental State Examination hands down, Dr.
The much briefer 7-Minute Screen can be given by a nurse or medical technician.
The 7-Minute Screen was developed by neurologist Paul R.
Another situation where he's making increasing use of the 7-Minute Screen is in older patients who come in for a routine physical examination.