J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 40:956-966 doi:10.1136/jnnp.40.10.956
  • Research Article

Clinical signs in diffuse cerebral dysfunction.


Abnormal responses to 13 questions from a typical mental status examination and 32 signs of neurological dysfunction were correlated with increasing degrees of cognitive impairment as measured by the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery. Thirteen of these factors were found to be useful predictors of diffuse cerebral dysfunction when combined into a brief screening examination for application at the bedside.