We compared the MMSE and SLUMS cognitive tests. The MMSE is the most widely used neuropsychology tests and dementia screening tools. The SLUMS is a newer and possibly better screening tool. Many practitioners have used MMSE scores to recommend treatment and they are unsure how these scores compare to SLUMS scores. Older adult participants in a variety of living environments were given both tests. Significant differences between test scores such that the MMSE scores were higher than SLUMS were found. The difference between MMSE and SLUMS scores as a function of educational attainment and other demographic variables will be discussed.
Pullam, N., Mackor, K., Molloy, K., Kopel, J., Grigsby, C., Miller, R., Graves, A., & Buckingham, D. "Comparing the Cognitive Screening Tools MMSE and SLUMS." Group presentation at the Academic Excellence Showcase, Western Oregon University, May 31, 2012.
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