Reliability of a Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination
compared with the traditional Mini- Mental State Examination.
Mental status and neuropsychological assessment: a guide to the standardized Mini-Mental State Examination
. Int Psychogeriatr 1997; 9(S1):87-94.
This recent clinical trial evaluated the effects of a particular extract (Memo[R]) on Mini-Mental State Examination
(MMSE) scores in patients with mild cognitive impairment.
The assignment to augment the textbook reading assignments on "cognitive deficits and diagnosis" is to view the free mini-mental state examination
informational video on YouTube and take notes.
Severity of SDB, regardless of the measure used, was associated with cognitive impairment as measured by the Mini-Mental State Examination
, a 30-point questionnaire that tests memory, spatial orientation, and mathematical skills.
The researchers tested immediate memory and delayed recall, and also administered two other tests known as the Mini-Mental State Examination
and the Symbol Digit Modalities Test.
Progression has been measured using various endpoints, such as global cognitive function, or tools, such as the Mini-Mental State Examination
The subjects underwent a cognitive assessment with the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination
during their baseline examinations and again in a follow-up interview completed during 1998-1999.
Patients were followed daily throughout their hospitalization for evidence of dementia assessed using 3 cognitive tests (the Mini-Mental State Examination
, the Digit Span test, and the Confusion Assessment Method rating).
The Mini-Mental State Examination
(MMSE)  was originally developed in institutionalized subjects but has been widely used for population screening to estimate the prevalence of severe cognitive impairment.
Using a test called the Mini-Mental State Examination
, the investigators discovered that 44 percent of the volunteers improved their scores by three or more points after treatment.