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Johns Hopkins University

600 North Wolfe Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21287

United States

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Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading academic health care systems in the United States. JHM unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins Un ... more

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Francis Arkin Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman

Tufts University

Chief of Psychiatry

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The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) -- ... [cached]

The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) -- the brief structured screening test of mental status that is given to all patients suspected of having dementia -- was created by Marshal Folstein, M.D., a Johns Hopkins psychiatrist.

In 1973, after making her hospital rounds of geriatric patients, Susan Folstein, M.D., a young resident, would report on their mental state to her husband, Marshal Folstein, who was the attending psychiatrist.
When Dr. Folstein would ask his wife how the various patients were doing, she'd say that they were doing the same, better or worse than the last time she saw them.
Concerned that these descriptions weren't precise enough, Dr. Folstein wrote up a series of simple, direct and objective questions and commands that he wanted his wife to present to the patients: What year is it?
Dr. Folstein devised a scoring system from 0 to 30, with scores of 24 and higher considered normal. A score of 10 or less indicated severe dementia, scores between 10 and 19 indicated moderate dementia, and those who scored 19 to 24 had mild dementia. The test, which Dr. Folstein dubbed the Mini-Mental State Exam, could be completed in less than 10 minutes.

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The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) -- the brief structured screening test of mental status that is given to all patients suspected of having dementia -- was created by Marshal Folstein, M.D., a Johns Hopkins psychiatrist. More...

Behavioural Problems in Dementia --- Late-Life Depression: Connecting Research & Clinical Care - Event Details - Baycrest [cached]

Marshal F. Folstein, MDProfessor, Department of Psychiatry, John Hopkins UniversityProfessor of Psychiatry and Nutrition Science, Tufts University

Dr. Folstein is internationally known for his work on the assessment of cognitive impairment in persons with dementia or depression.He is one of the developers of the ,Folstein, Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE), one of the most widely used clinical instruments for screening for cognitive impairment and assessing its severity and for monitoring changes in global cognitive functioning in the clinic and in research studies.

AARP Magazine : Inside Jim’s Brain [cached]

We then proceed to the Mini-Mental State Exam, a deceptively simple test invented in 1975 by Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Marshal Folstein.

SEPEC - Cognitive Assessment Scale for the Elderly [cached]

Dr. Marshal F. Folstein, MD - New England Medical Center, Boston, USA

FOLSTEIN, M. F., FOLSTEIN, S. E., McHUGH, P. R. (1975). " Mini-Mental Test ": A practical method for grading the cognitive state of patients for the clinician. J. Psychiatry Res., 12: 189-198.

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