The telephone interview for cognitive status

Jason Brandt, Miriam Spencer, Marshal Folstein

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We report on the development of a new cognitive screening test administered over the telephone. The Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status correlates very highly with the Mini-Mental State Examination in Alzheimer's disease. It has high sensitivity and specificity to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and high test-retest reliability in this population. The instrument is acceptable to patients and has a sufficient range to be useful in follow-up and field research studies of AD and possibly other disorders associated with cognitive impairment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-117
Number of pages7
JournalNeuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cognitive status
  • Mini-mental state examination
  • Telephone interview

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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