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mini-mental test

Neurology A brief clinical test of mental status, where each correct answer in a series of questions is given one point–total score 30
Mini-mental test
Orientation in time: Year, season, month, date, day–total 5 points–pts
Orientation in space Country, state, county, town, place, hospital ward–5 pts
Cognition Serial 7s–x 5 or spell world backwards–5 pts
Short recall Name 3 objects–total 3 pts
Memory Rename 3 above objects–3 pts
Follow a three-part command Take a paper, fold it, put it on the floor–3 pts
Common object recognition Name 2 familiar objects–2 pts
Recognition of common phrase 'No ifs, ands, or buts'–1 pt
Read and obey 'Close your eyes'–1 pt
Write simple sentence–1 pt
Copy drawing Intersecting pentagons–1 pt
A change in mental status and a score > 27 points is most often associated with affective depression; depressed Pts with cognitive impairment have scores of ± 20, those with true dementia often have scores of < 10 J Psych Res 1975; 12:189
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The analysts acknowledge that NHANES did not measure all potential confounders of physical activity or all possible types of physical activity At the same time, they note that its measures of gestational age and of physical activity other than leisure activity, along with its short recall period, offer advantages over data sets used in similar studies in the past.
(2010) suggested that interviews conducted at the beginning of pregnancy led to a short recall time for time-to-pregnancy information.
Compared to the controls, the medicated patients scored worse in the cued recall and cued delayed recall variables of the test for associative memory with semantic increase; the recognition of logical memory of the Wechsler Memory Scale; and the free short recall, cued short recall, and cued delayed recall variables of the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT).
To maximize self-report accuracy, investigators ask respondents to provide information on recent sexual behavior with short recall times, e.g., "over the past 4 weeks" rather than "over the past 2 years" (35).
Since the response burden in diaries is quite high, diaries are commonly used for short recall periods only (e.g., a week).
After a short recall to Germany in 1935, Grobba returned to Iraq brain-washed, with apparent commitment to the Nazi enterprise.(20) His egalitarian demeanor, fondness of the Arab East, together with the dedicated support of a charming and energetic wife, attracted to his receptions Iraqis of various backgrounds - politicians, journalists, bureaucrats and army officers.
However, the investigators contend that the study's strengths--its large size, short recall periods and multiple data collection methods--more than make up for these weaknesses.
With a short recall of, say, one week, the number of abstainers in the past 12 months in the population will be overestimated if based on the number of people with zero consumption in the past week, because some people not consuming in the survey week are nevertheless consumers during the year.
"Eventually I saw the gunman run up from the beach and he started firing at everybody and I shouted at everybody to run," Mr Short recalled.
* When you first let your dog off the leash, do some short recalls and make them very rewarding and fun--deliver his absolute favorite treat that he only gets when he comes when called, or a quick game of tug with a toy or fetch with a ball that he obsesses over.
READER John Short recalls some time ago, someone wondering if anyone had ever written a poem on the subject of Huddersfield.
Interestingly, Short recalls that Blair displayed very little interest in Africa during his first term.