mental status assessment


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mental status assessment

A thorough examination of the patient to study cognitive impairment and emotional or psychiatric disorders.
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Researchers used paired-sample t tests to compare the baseline, first, and second mental status assessment scores.
These results emphasize that objective mental status assessment is more sensitive than subjective report and suggest that future studies should assess potential mental status deficits to clarify the long-term public health consequences of WNV.
A mental status assessment must be performed to rule out the presence of dementia.