Research and Funding

Instruments to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

Modified Mini-Mental State Examination

Abbreviation: 
3MS
Administration Method: 
Notes: 
Interview: face to face or over the phone (300)
Administration Time: 
Notes: 
A few min (226); 10-15 min (126)
Level of Expertise to Administer: 
Notes: 
No formal training is required to use this instrument. However, it is advisable that the user access the training aids developed by the authors to ensure proficiency in using the tool. (301)
Cost: 
0
Notes: 
No (301)
Measures Change Over Time: 
No
Sample Source: 
Target Age Range: 
85+
Notes: 
65-74 yrs, 75-84 yrs, 85+ yrs (226)
Education Level Required to Understand Test:
Special Population Samples: 
No information identified
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References

Reference Number Title Citation PMID DOI
300 Characteristics of the modified mini-mental state exam among elderly persons Bassuk,Shari S.; Murphy,Jane M. 07/2003 12921930 10.1016/s0895-4356(03)00111-2
301 Tool and Resource Evaluation Template Adapted by NARI from an evaluation template created by Melbourne Health. Melbourne Health Another Link
226 Mild dementia or cognitive impairment: the Modified Mini-Mental State examination (3MS) as a screen for dementia. Bland RC, Newman SC Can J Psychiatry. 2001 Aug;46(6):506-10. 11526806
126 A review of screening tests for cognitive impairment. Cullen B, O'Neill B, Evans JJ, Coen RF, Lawlor BA J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2007 Aug;78(8):790-9. Epub 2006 Dec 18. 17178826 10.1136/jnnp.2006.095414
302 Cognition Assessment Measures Another Link