Topic: MMSE Subject: Medicine The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) tests for:
C. Intelligence quotient
D. Cognitive function
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Correct Answer : D.
The MMSE is most commonly used in clinical settings. It is considered valuable because it assesses a broad range of cognitive abilities (i.e., memory, language, spatial ability, set shifting) in a simple and straightforward manner. In addition, the wide use of the MMSE in epidemiologic studies has yielded cutoff scores that facilitate the identification of patient with cognitive dysfunction.