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Mini-Mental State Exam

Aka: Mini-Mental State Exam, Mini-Mental Status Exam, Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam, Folstein MMSE, MMSE
  1. See Also
    1. Mental Status Screening
  2. Indications
    1. Cognitive Function Assessment
    2. Documentation of subsequent cognitive function decline
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Resources
    1. American Family Physician
      1. http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010215/703.html
  6. References
    1. Cockrell (1988) Psychopharmacol Bull 24:689-92 [PubMed]
    2. Crum (1993) JAMA 18:2386-91 [PubMed]
    3. Folstein (1975) J Psychiatr Res 12:196-8 [PubMed]

Mini-mental state examination (C0451306)

Definition (NCI) A brief quantitative test used for assessing cognitive function in adults.
Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 273617000
LNC LP156457-6, LP156471-7, MTHU044491
English MMSE - Mini-mental state exam, Mini mental state examination, mini-mental status exam, mini-mental status exam (physical finding), Folstein Mini-Mental Status Exam, Mini-Mental Status Exam, mini-mental state examination, mini mental state examination, Mini-mental state examination, MMSE - Mini-mental state examination, Mini-mental state examination (assessment scale), Mini Mental State Examination, MMSE
Dutch MMSE, minionderzoek van psychische toestand
German MMST, Mini-Mental-Status-Test
Italian MMSE, Esame Mini Mental State
Portuguese MEEM, Mini exame de estado mental
Spanish MESM, Miniexamen del estado mental, examen mental abreviado (escala de evaluación), examen mental abreviado
Japanese MMSE, MMSE, 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 MMSE, Minivyšetření duševního stavu
Hungarian Mini mentális állapot vizsgálat (MMSE), MMSE
French MMSE, Mini-mental state
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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