Cognitive mental status examinations

F. A. Schmitt, J. D. Ranseen, S. T. DeKosky

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The authors review several brief mental status examinations which are currently used to assess geriatric patients. The strengths and weaknesses of these measures are discussed in light of standard test construction procedures, including validity of the mental status examination and correlation with standard psychological tests. Additional data are presented for several mental status examinations used to evaluate general neurologic patients and patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-564
Number of pages20
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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