A review of screening instruments for assessing cognition and mental status in older adults.

@article{Mcdougall1990ARO,
  title={A review of screening instruments for assessing cognition and mental status in older adults.},
  author={G. J. Mcdougall},
  journal={The Nurse practitioner},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={
          18-28
        }
}
Older adults in non-psychiatric acute and long-term care settings need to be screened routinely for cognitive function and mental status by clinicians and health care providers. Screening instruments increasingly are being used in order to evaluate programs, implement clinical decisions and conduct research. The purpose, scope and depth of needed assessment guides the selection of the screening instrument. This article critically reviews 11 screening instruments used to assess cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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