II. Indications

  1. Cognitive Function Assessment
  2. Documentation of subsequent cognitive function decline

III. Questions (Total of 30 points)

  1. General
    1. Actual MMSE was removed due to copyright restriction
      1. Owned by Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR)
    2. Synopsis of the MMSE is listed below
      1. For complete scale, see resources below
      2. PDF version is available under tools below
  2. Orientation (10 points)
    1. Patient identifies time and place
  3. Registration (3 points) and Recall (3 points)
    1. Patient recalls objects at 1 and 5 minutes
  4. Attention and Calculation (5 points)
    1. Patient spells a word backwards
  5. Language (9 points)
    1. Tests processing language

IV. Interpretation of Mini-mental State Score (Maximum: 30)

  1. Normal score: 24 or higher
  2. Educational and Age Norms
    1. Fourth Grade Education
      1. Ages 18 to 69: Median MMSE Score 22-25
      2. Ages 70 to 79: Median MMSE Score 21-22
      3. Age over 79: Median MMSE Score 19-20
    2. Eighth Grade Education
      1. Ages 18 to 69: Median MMSE Score 26-27
      2. Ages 70 to 79: Median MMSE Score 25
      3. Age over 79: Median MMSE Score 23-25
    3. High School Education
      1. Ages 18 to 69: Median MMSE Score 28-29
      2. Ages 70 to 79: Median MMSE Score 27
      3. Age over 79: Median MMSE Score 25-26
    4. College Education
      1. Ages 18 to 69: Median MMSE Score 29
      2. Ages 70 to 79: Median MMSE Score 28
      3. Age over 79: Median MMSE Score 27

V. Resources

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Ontology: Mini-mental state examination (C0451306)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060) , Intellectual Product(T170)
SnomedCT 273617000
English MMSE - Mini-mental state exam, Mini mental state examination, mini-mental state examination, mini mental state examination, MMSE - Mini-mental state examination, Mini-mental state examination, Mini-mental state examination (assessment scale), Mini Mental State Examination
Dutch minionderzoek van psychische toestand
French Mini examen de l'état mental
German Mini-Mental-Status-Test
Italian Esame Mini Mental State
Portuguese Mini exame de estado mental
Spanish Miniexamen del estado mental, examen mental abreviado (escala de evaluación), examen mental abreviado
Japanese ミニメンタルステート検査, ミニメンタルステートケンサ
Czech Minivyšetření duševního stavu
Hungarian Mini mentális állapot vizsgálat (MMSE)