Instrument used to test multiple cognitive domains when there is a clinical suspicion of cognitive impairment or a screening test (e.g.- inability to recall three items after one minute) is positive.
Widely used and recognized instrument that assesses several cognitive domains. Repeat testing commonly used to monitor a patients course.
Age, education level and cultural background affect the score. The test may be relatively insensitive measure of cognitive impairment and change over time. Meaningful result requires scoring all items. Takes 5-10 minutes to administer.
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