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Measuring HealthA guide to rating scales and questionnaires$
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Ian McDowell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165678

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.001.0001

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Mental Status Testing

Mental Status Testing

(p.394) 8 Mental Status Testing
Measuring Health

Ian McDowell

Oxford University Press

Population aging has highlighted the importance of disorders of cognition such as Alzheimer's disease. This chapter outlines a range of approaches to assessing cognitive ability and reviews thirteen brief assessment scales, mainly intended for use with elderly people. These include screening instruments and longer bedside assessments, but do not include neuropsychological assessment instruments for which formal qualifications are required for their administration and interpretation.

Keywords:   measurement, cognitive ability, Alzheimer's disease, assessment scales, elderly, screening instruments, neuropsychological assessment instruments

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