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Mini-mental state examination in neurological patients.
  1. J P Dick,
  2. R J Guiloff,
  3. A Stewart,
  4. J Blackstock,
  5. C Bielawska,
  6. E A Paul,
  7. C D Marsden

    Abstract

    The Mini-Mental State examination has been found to be a quick and valuable test for simple bedside screening, and for serial assessment of cognitive function in a population of 126 neurological patients. Amongst those with cognitive impairment, there was a close relation between the Mini-Mental State examination and the conventional Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). However, the Mini-Mental test was not a sensitive indicator of focal versus diffuse hemisphere disease. Further refinement in the areas of language and visuo-spatial function may improve its value.

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