Scoring nonresponse on the Mini-Mental State Examination.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Alternative procedures for coding nonresponse on the Mini-Mental State Examination as error or as correct) results in different classification of 13% of a random sample of 1931 subjects aged 60 and over. Comparison of responders' and nonresponders' ability to perform activities of daily living, and examination of the relative difficulty level of omitted items indicates that, in epidemiological surveys, scoring nonresponse as error is more likely to be correct.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fillenbaum, GG; George, LK; Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • November 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1021 - 1025

PubMed ID

  • 3270826

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-2917

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0033291700009946


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England