Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE)

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Definition

-  Basic assessment of cognition & memory

 

Features

-  Component of psychiatric assessment

-  Score out of 30

 

Procedure

-  Orientation (../10)

-  Time: year, season, date, day, month (../5)

-  Place: state, country, town, hospital (../5)

-  Registration (../3)

-  Name 3 objects

-  Pt to repeat back until all three (../3)

-  Record number of tries to repeat all 3

-  Attention & Calculation (../5)

-  Serial 7Ős backwards from 100 (../5)

-  (100, 93, 86, 79, 72, 65..)

-  Or .. WORLD backwards (../5)

-  Recall (../3)

-  3 objects stated previously

-  Language (../9)

-  Name: pencil, watch.. (../2)

-  Repeat: no ifs and or buts (../1)

-  3 step command (../3)

-  Read & obey: close your eyes (../1)

-  Write a sentence (../1)

-  Copy intersecting pentagons (../1)

-  +/- Clock face