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Table 1 The Extended Mental State Exam

From: Brief cognitive assessment in a UK population sample – distributional properties and the relationship between the MMSE and an extended mental state examination

MMSE Question Physical Item Question Points
M   What is the name of this place/what is the full address? 1
M   What is the name of this city/town/village? 1
M   What day of the week is it today? 1
M   What is the date today (day)? 1
M   What is the date today (month)? 1
M   What is the date today (year)? 1
M   What is the season? 1
M   What is the country? 1
M   Name two main streets nearby (or near your home). 1
M   What floor of the building are we on? 1
M P What is this called? (pencil) 1
M P What is this called? (wristwatch) 1
  P What are these called? (keys) 1
  P What is this called? (envelope) 1
   Name as many different animals as you can think of in one minute. 5
M   Repeat 'No ifs, ands or buts' 1
   What are the four things you were asked to name a few minutes ago?  
  P    (pencil) 1
  P    (wristwatch) 1
  P    (keys) 1
  P    (envelope) 1
   Who is the Prime Minister? 1
   Who is the president of the United States of America? 1
   What are the colours of the Union Jack (prompt: our national flag)? 1
   Who was Neville Chamberlain? 1
   Who was Guy Burgess? 1
M   Repeat and remember these three words: apple, table, penny 3
M   Serial sevens 5
   What were the three words you were asked to repeat a little while ago?  
M      (apple) 1
M      (table) 1
M      (penny) 1
M P Read this and do what it says. (CLOSE YOUR EYES) 1
M P Copy this drawing. (a five sided figure) 1
M P Write a complete sentence. 1
   Follow these instructions:  
M P    Take this piece of paper in your right hand 1
M P    Fold the paper in half with both hands 1
M P    Put the paper down on your lap 1
  P Write down the following name address on this envelope: John Brown, 42 West Street, Bedford 2
   In what way are an apple and a banana alike? 2
   In what way are a boat and a car alike? 2
   What was the name and address you were asked to remember a short while ago?  
  P    (John) 1
  P    (Brown) 1
  P    (42) 1
  P    (West Street) 1
  P    (Bedford) 1
  P What is the object in this picture? (shoe) 1
  P What is the object in this picture? (spectacles) 1
  P What is the object in this picture? (pipe) 1
   Total 60