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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A potential limitation of the analyses was stahus 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.

Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account. Create a free personal shoort to download free article PDFs, sign up for alerts, customize your interests, and more. Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. Knopman, MD ; Yonas E. Register for email alerts with stagus to free full-text articles Access PDFs of free articles Manage your interests Save searches and receive search alerts. Because the comparison of the MMSE and STMS was not prospectively conceived, the original study design did not maintain strict independence between test scores and clinical diagnoses.

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The differences between the 2 tests were modest, and the most conservative comparison of the STMS and the MMSE would be to say that they were very similar overall in their diagnostic accuracy. We grouped subjects according to their status at follow-up. Each patient underwent a 4-hour neuropsychological test, which included the MMSE 2 and a battery of standard neuropsychological tests.

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Privacy Policy Terms of Use. We attempted to minimize these potential biases by using 2 different analytic strategies, both of which showed that the STMS was modestly superior to the MMSE. The additional cognitive test items offered by the STMS revealed impairments in subjects with MCI compared with those who had normal cognition and also showed lower performance in subjects with normal cognition who subsequently developed MCI or AD. Purchase access Subscribe now.

Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. Subjects were given a consensus evaluation based on all of the current information listed earlier and were evaluated as having normal cognition, MCI, or dementia according statue the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Revised Third Edition. For discriminating between prevalent MCI and AD, there was no difference in the performance of the 2 tests.

Shory cognitively impaired, the patient had a laboratory assessment and structural neuroimaging of the brain using either computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. A consensus meeting was held weekly to review each patient’s examination results. Ann N Y Acad Sci.

Smith, PhD ; Robert J. As an additional approach to avoid circularity, we performed analyses in which we grouped subjects according to their CDR score. N2 – 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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Volunteers with and without cognitive complaints or disorders were recruited. The Short Test of Mental Status: Sign in to customize your interests Sign in to your personal account. The demographic features of the subjects grouped by categories are presented in Table 2.

Get free access to newly published articles Create a personal account or sign in to: The test was compared with standardized tests of cognitive function such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Mattis Dementia Scale, and the Auditory Verbal Learning Test, and showed a high degree of correlation.

Copyright American Kokjen Association. The Short Test of Mental Status STMS was specifically developed for use in dementia assessment and was intended to be more sensitive to problems of learning and mental agility that may be seen in mild cognitive impairment MCI.

Subjects with stable normal cognition were slightly younger than the other subjects.

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Our results may not generalize to elderly individuals with low educational attainment. American Psychiatric Association; Kojmen in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. The diagnosis of MCI was made if the patient met the following criteria: The stafus 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.

Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Clinical judgment and neuropsychological testing are integral in diagnosing MCI. Carpenter, BS, for assistance with this project.