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Mini Mental State Examination

From Mediwikis

This questionnaire is used for measuring cognitive function. The now owners of the MMSE, do not allow the test to be published on any website, so only the section headings are detailed below.If you want a more detailed test, try Abbreviated Mental Test
Indications include:

Remember to establish a rapport with the patient and explain why you need to do the test- some patients can get distressed if they are unable to answer the questions.

Scoring

Section Score
Time Orientation /5
Place Orientation /5
Registration /3
Attention /5
Recall /3
Language /9

Total /30

Limitations

  • Cultural factors- language difficulties
  • Deafness
  • Illiteracy
  • Low intelligence may reduce a "normal" score, and high intelligence can mask an abnormal score.
  • Does not examine long term memory