Mini-Mental Status Exam

Mini-Mental Status Exam

MMSE of Folstein Psychometric testing A screening mental status tests; a perfect score on the Folstein is 30; a score < 17 corresponds to probable dementia.
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Formal testing with the Mini-Mental Status Exam will come soon, but improvement in real world activities is much more important to a family.
In addition, they moved (in no specific order) through four workstations and performed various tasks: a mock mini-mental status exam, a numbers and alphabet word search, completion of an online job application, and a bead-making craft activity.
His immediate and recent memory were impaired, he had a score of 18 (out of 30) on the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE).
of daily living, and a mini-mental status exam (Primary Care 1989;16:361-76).
Mini-Mental Status Exam. The Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE; Folstein, Folstein, & McHugh, 1975) is a general screening measure of mental impairment that was designed to assess for general neurologic impairment (Spreen & Strauss, 1998).
The following is an overview related to utilization of two instruments (Mini-Mental Status Exam and the Clock Drawing Test) for screening and monitoring people with type 2 diabetes for cognitive impairment.
Larson et al (10) showed that unsteady gait, wandering, incontinence of urine, low score on mini-mental status exam at presentation or drop of 5 points in first year, and pre-existing heart disease or diabetes predict shorter life expectancy among patients with AD.
They met the following inclusion criteria: 1) 21 years of age or older; 2) ability to speak, hear, and understand English; 3) no cognitive impairment as determined by a score of 24 or above on the Mini-Mental Status Exam; and 4) well enough to participate as determined by the dialysis center nurse manager.
Known as the Mini-Mental Status Exam, the test gauges a number of cognitive functions including short-term recall, attention span and spatial recognition.
But physicians can improve their track records by following a few simple steps: take a complete history, administer the Folstein Mini-Mental Status Exam (FMMSE), rule out depression, perform routine laboratory testing, and consider ordering an imaging study.
Memory complaints in patients with no cognitive impairment on short cognitive screening tests, such as the mini-mental status exam, may predict dementia (SOR: B, longitudinal studies).
However, if there are indications of a potential mental status impairment, then a mini-mental status exam, including orientation and memory items should be administered.