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Mini mental status exam
Score: 0
Suggestive of an organic brain syndrome
Assessment
0-22Suggestive of an organic brain syndrome
>22--
 
Ask patient "What is the year? Season, date, day, month"
0 out of 5 0 points
1 out of 5 1 points
2 out of 5 2 points
3 out of 5 3 points
4 out of 5 4 points
5 out of 5 5 points
 
Ask patient "Where are we? State, country, town, hospital, floor?"
0 out of 5 0 points
1 out of 5 1 points
2 out of 5 2 points
3 out of 5 3 points
4 out of 5 4 points
5 out of 5 5 points
 
Tell patient "I'd like to test your memory; say these words: boat, cucumber, wire"
Says 0 out of 3 0 points
Says 1 out of 3 1 points
Says 2 out of 3 2 points
Says 3 out of 3 3 points
 
Tell patient "Begin with 100 and count backwards by 7" Answers = (93, 86, 79, 72, 65)
Cannot do it at all 0 points
Gets 1 right 1 points
Gets 2 right 2 points
Gets 3 right 3 points
Gets 4 right 4 points
Gets 5 right 5 points
 
Tell patient "Can you name the three objects I named before?"
Gets 0 out of 3 0 points
Gets 1 out of 3 1 points
Gets 2 out of 3 2 points
Gets all 3 3 points
 
Tell patient "Name these items" and point to a pencil and a watch
Gets neither one right 0 points
Gets 1 of 2 right 1 points
Gets them both right 2 points
 
Tell patient, "Repeat the following: 'No ifs, ands, or buts.'"
Does not say it properly 0 points
Says it properly 1 points
 
Tell patient "Take a paper in your right hand, fold it in half, and put it on the floor."
Does none of these 3 things 0 points
Does 1 of these 3 things 1 points
Does 2 of these 3 things 2 points
Does 3 of these 3 things 3 points
 
Tell the patient "Read and obey the following:" and write "CLOSE YOUR EYES"
Patient does not close eyes 0 points
Patient closes eyes 1 points
 
Tell the patient "Write a sentence."
Patient does not write a sentence 0 points
Patient writes a sentence 1 points
 
Draw interlocking pentagons, and have patient copy it.
Patient does not copy the design properly 0 points
Patient copies the design properly 1 points
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