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Assessment Tools: Mini-mental state examination : clinical guide

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Mini-mental state examination : clinical guide

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Mini-mental state examination : clinical guide

Author: Folstein, Marshal F. 

Summary: This guide is intended to promote a more standard approach to the administration and scoring of the MMSE, documenting its psychometrics, describing an approach to the differential diagnosis of an abnormal MMSE score, and highlighting some of the medical conditions where the MMSE may be a useful diagnostic tool. The MMSE was developed as an aid to the clinical mental status examination that would allow clinicians to standardize and quantify the examination of the cognitive state. It cannot be used as a dignostic tool. 

Format: The MMSE has been recommended for the screening of cognition in depressed patients  

Library Record:  Call # WM 145 F671m 2001 ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)

Population: Elder Adult 

Completion time     10-15 minutes


  • 1 manual
  • 1 user's guide (11 p.)
  • 1 score sheet
  • 1 pocket norms card

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