The Mini-Mental State Examination: A Brief Cognitive Assessment

Marshal Folstein, Susan Folstein, Jonathan Folstein

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780470747230
StatePublished - Dec 2 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Low MMSE scores - in elderly depressed patients
  • Low MMSE scores, in elderly depressed patients - cognitive impairment, showing cognitive deterioration
  • MMSE and floor and ceiling effects - severely impaired patients, scoring zero
  • MMSE score - not providing a diagnosis, pathology or aetiology
  • MMSE, excellent test-retest and inter-rater reliability
  • MMSE, low in frontal/subcortical dementia - in huntington's disease
  • MMSE, not assessing superior cognitive capacity
  • Mini-mental state examination - brief cognitive assessment
  • Mini-mental status examination (MMSE) - a scored, 10-minute form of traditional cognitive mental status examination

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