Kokmen E, Naessens JM, Offord KP. A short test of mental status (encompassing about 5 minutes) was administered to 93 consecutive neurologic outpatients. The Short Test of Mental Status (STMS) was specifically developed for use in 4 behavioral neurologists (Emre Kokmen, MD [deceased], B.F.B., D.S.K., and. The Short Test of Mental Status can be administered to patients in inpatient and outpatient settings in approximately 5 Kokmen E, Naessens JM, Offord KP.

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Mayo Clinic ProceedingsVol. A short test of mental status encompassing about 5 minutes was administered to 93 consecutive neurologic outpatients without dementia, 67 outpatients with Alzheimer-type dementia, and 20 outpatients with dementia of miscellaneous causes. Subjects with stable normal cognition were slightly younger than the other subjects.

Tangalos, MD ; Bradley F. Bedside mental status assessment is only 1 aspect in the evaluation of cognitive impairment. Ann N Y Acad Sci. Edland, PhD ; Tesr E. Correlations With Standardized Psychometric Testing.

Purchase access Subscribe now. Each patient was evaluated by either a behavioral neurologist or a behavioral neurology fellow, who obtained a medical history from the patient and corroborating sources and performed a complete neurological examination including the STMS.

For discriminating between prevalent MCI and AD, there was no difference in the performance of the 2 tests. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. The introduction of calculations, verbal similarities, and fund of information in the STMS was intentional, because it was developed for use with a population with a high school education.

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Areas under the receiver operating characteristic curves were compared using a modified Mann-Whitney U test statistic. Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. Smith, PhD ; Ronald C. Boeve, MD ; Ronald C. Because the comparison of the MMSE and STMS was not zhort conceived, the original study design did not maintain strict independence between test scores and clinical diagnoses. Each patient underwent a 4-hour neuropsychological test, which included the MMSE 2 and a battery of standard neuropsychological tests.

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Purchase access Subscribe to the journal. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was modestly but significantly better for the STMS compared with the MMSE for discriminating between diagnostic groups stable normal cognition vs prevalent MCI.

Description and preliminary results. We acknowledge the contributions of Kris Johnson, RN, and the nurses, neuropsychometrists, and allied health staff if the Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Healthy Aging Project, Rochester, for input and efforts obtaining information used in this article.

Abstract A short test of mental status encompassing about 5 minutes was administered to 93 consecutive neurologic outpatients without dementia, 67 outpatients with Alzheimer-type dementia, and 20 outpatients with dementia of miscellaneous causes.

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Corresponding author and reprints: Mayo Clinic Proceedings62 4 By this strategy, the diagnostic groupings were based on future status; although we used the same instruments and procedures as at baseline, subjects were grouped according to clinical course. Get free access to newly published articles.

Privacy Policy Terms of Use. A potential limitation of the analyses was the bias introduced by the availability of the STMS to the neurologists and the MMSE to the neuropsychologists at the time that the baseline diagnoses were formulated.

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Thus, in general, this easily administered test distinguishes demented from nondemented patients, but it should not be used as the sole means of diagnosing dementia. Link to citation list in Scopus. We grouped menntal according to their status at follow-up.

Because the CDR included information obtained from the patient’s medical history, the global CDR score assigned to each patient contained additional information not derived from the mental status assessments. Register for email alerts with links to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your kokmeh Save searches and receive search alerts.