A study of bedside screening procedures for cognitive deficits in chronic psychiatric inpatients.
The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Trail Making Test, part B (TMT-B) were compared for screening cognitive deficits in a sample of 104 psychiatric inpatients at a long-term hospital.
The TMT-B classified 84% of the patients as impaired.
The classic MMSE cutoff score (¾23) using serial sevens and spelling classified 42% and 24% of the patients respectively, as impaired.
The new MMSE cutoff classified 71% as impaired.
Education, gender, and medication may influence impairment when using the MMSE classic cutoff scores.
In TMT-B only, impairment was influenced by chronicity.
The TMT-B was able to distinguish patients impaired in the MMSE.
The TMT-B, therefore, may be more useful than the MMSE to screen for cognitive deficits in chronic psychiatric inpatients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble cognition, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Chronique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Psychométrie, Mini Mental State Examination Folstein et al, Trail Making Test, Adulte, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cognitive disorder, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Chronic, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Psychometrics, Mini Mental State Examination Folstein et al, Trail Making Test, Adult, Human
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Cote : 96-0447420
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 10/04/1997.