Screening for cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis. An evaluation of the Mini-Mental State Examination.

Abstract

The usefulness of the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) as a screening test for identifying cognitive impairment in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been questioned because many patients who score above the suggested cutoff score of 24 exhibit severe focal or global cognitive deficits. We reevaluated the usefulness of the MMSE by studying 85… (More)

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