MikroMental Test - Ein kurzes verfahren zum demenzscreening

Translated title of the contribution: Micro mental state - Screening for dementia with a short instrument

Hans Gutzmann, Karl Heinz Schmidt, Michael A. Rapp, Nina Rieckmann, Marshal F. Folstein

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The Micro-Mental Test has been developed as a short version of the Mini-Mental-Status Examination (MMSE). We examined the reliability and diagnostic validity of a German version (MikroMental Test). We administered the MMSE, and the German version of the MikroMental Test, to 125 patients of a geriatric psychiatry hospital with the diagnosis of dementia (mean age 77.8 ± 8.0 years), and 77 persons without such diagnosis (mean age 71.1 ± 7.0 years), comprising 43 healthy older adults (mean age 69.7 ± 6.8 years). Diagnoses made by an experienced psychiatrist according to ICD-10 criteria served as external criterion. The mean duration for testing with the Micro-Mental-Test was 8, with the MMSE 15 minutes. Test-retest analyses showed satisfactory reliability. With regards to sensitivity and specificity, we found comparable diagnostic validity for the MMSE and the Mikro-Mental Test. We suggest that, due to its brevity and diagnostic validity, the Mikro-Mental Test is a useful tool for dementia screening in an outpatient setting.

Translated title of the contributionMicro mental state - Screening for dementia with a short instrument
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Gerontopsychologie und -psychiatrie
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Dementia
  • MMSE
  • Micro-Mental Test
  • ROC
  • Screening
  • Short instruments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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