Mini Mental State Exam

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Mini Mental State Exam

A mental status screening instrument which tests arithmetic, memory and orientation. A perfect score on the Mini-Mental is 30; a score < 17 corresponds to probable dementia. The test’s sensitivity may be lower with patients whose educational level is less than that of 9th grade; it may miss frontal lobe dementia.

Mini-Mental Status Exam Areas of mental status (range of points)
• Orientation to time (0 to 5)
• Orientation to place (0 to 5)
• Registration (0 to 3)
• Attention and calculation (0 to 5)
• Recall (0 to 3)
• Language (0 to 2)
• Repetition 0 to 1)
• Complex commands (0 to 6).
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To be included in the study, individuals had to have a diagnosis of PD, endorse a fear of falling, be able to stand and walk 10 meters with or without an assistive device; >18 years old; able to speak English; score >4 out of 6 on the short Mini Mental Status Exam and be able and willing to attend twice weekly sessions for 8 weeks.
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They are an indication that the process of brain injury may have begun," said Michael Harnadek, Ph.D., the study's lead author and a neuropsychologist with the London Health Sciences Centre.Researchers also administered the most commonly used test for mental functioning, the Mini Mental Status Exam, which is designed to identify patients with Alzheimer's dementia.
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LONDON -- A psychological intervention to stimulate cognition in patients with dementia achieved significant improvements in scores on the Mini Mental Status Exam and other measures in a randomized, controlled trial reported at the Seventh World Congress on Innovations in Psychiatry.
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They had a mean score of 6.4 on the Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam. Their mean case mix was 8 (in Minnesota, this measures dependency in activities of daily living and special nursing care, and is on a scale of 1 to 11; a higher number indicates more dependency).
Overall, when the court system measures a person's capacity by using vague standards and limited assessment measures (e.g., Mini Mental Status Exam) they may fail to appreciate the person's ability to possess decision making capacity across different life-areas.