Is there a relationship between Mini Mental Status Examination scores and the activities of daily living abilities of clients presenting with suspected dementia?

George Theodore Brown, Stephen M Elliott, Leesa Fielding

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The Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE) is a commonly utilized cognitive screening assessment by occupational therapists working in both acute and sub-acute care environments. As MMSE scores are influenced by factors such as one s culture, language and education, this poses an issue when using MMSE scores to inform interventions for clients with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Is there an association between the MMSE and functional performance measures and does this relationship differ between CALD and non- CALD client groups?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336 - 352
Number of pages17
JournalPhysical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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