MMSE-2: Standard Version Kit

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mmse-2: standard version kit

A brief assessment of cognitive impairment.

32157 Mini-Mental State Examination- Second Ed, Standard Version
32158 Mini-Mental State Examination- Second Ed, Expanded Version
32846M SCATBI Examiner's Manual
32157-SB MMSE-2: Standard Version Blue Forms, Pk/25
32846S SCATBI Stimulus Manual
32157-SR MMSE-2: Standard Version Red Forms, Pk/25
32846C SCATBI Stimulus Card Set
32846R SCATBI Record Forms, Pk/25
32157-BB MMSE-2: Brief Version Blue Forms, Pad/25
32846A SCATBI Audiocassette
32157-BR MMSE-2: Brief Version Red Forms, Pad/25
32158-EB MMSE-2: Expanded Version Blue Forms, Pk/25
32158-ER MMSE-2: Expanded Version Red Forms, Pk/25
32157G MMSE-2 Pocket Norms Guide
32158T MMSE-2 Processing Speed Scoring Templates-Blue & Red (set/2)


A brief assessment of cognitive impairment.
Marshal F. Folstein, M.D. and Susan Folstein, M. D.

  • Age Range: Adult-Elder Adult
  • Time: 5-20 minutes
  • Restricted Use: S or B

The MMSE-2 retains the clinical utility and efficiency of the original MMSE, while expanding its usefulness in populations with milder forms of dementia, including subcortical dementia. It can be used to:

*Track patients’ progress over time
*Screen large populations for cognitive impairment
*Select patients for clinical trials research in dementia treatment

Three Versions
MMSE-2SV—standard version demonstrates high equivalency with the original MMSE (10-15 minutes)
MMSE-2:BV—brief version for rapid assessment (5 minutes)
MMSE-2:EV—expanded version is slightly longer, and more sensitive to subcortical dementia, and changes associated with dementia (20 minutes)
Equivalent, alternate forms (Blue and Red) of each MMSE:2 versions decrease the possibility of practice effects. The Pocket Norms Guide has been updated to include norms for all three versions of the MMSE-2 by age and education level, and includes reliable change scores for facilitate serial testing with any MMSE version.

The meta-analysis of studies using the MMSE, that appeared in the original MMSE Clinical Guide, has been expanded to incorporate studies published between 2001 and 2009, and include effect sizes.

Standardization and Development
A new normative sample of more than 1,500 individuals was used to establish reliability, and the normal range of scores. A clinical sample consisting of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and patients with subcortical dementia was tested to establish validity. To aid in the determination of specific raw scores, the sensitivity, specificity, per cent correctly classified, Positive Predictive Power (PPP) and Negative Predictive Power (NPP) of a wide range of raw score cutoffs are presented in the User’s Manual for each version, by clinical group. In addition, raw score means and standard deviations, by age and education level, as well as age- and education-corrected T scores are provided. Reliable change scores, which provide a measure of the degree of reliable change that has occurred in a patient’s performance between administrations, are provided at three levels of statistical significance.

Reliability and Validity
Internal consistency ranged from .66 to .79 for the clinical sample. Test-retest reliability was calculated using generalizability (G) coefficients. Equivalency of the Blue and Red Forms was also examined using G coefficients, which were .96 for all three versions. Interrater reliability was high, ranging from .94 to .99.

Convergent validity of the MMSE-2 was examined in terms of its correlations with several tests that purport to measure specific aspects of cognitive functions, including the Wechsler Memor Scale–Third Edition Digit Span Forward and Digit Span Backward subtests, the Category Naming Test, the Boston Naming Test, The Trail Making Test, Judgment of Line Orientation, the Stroop Color and Word Test (Stoelting Cat. No. 30150), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale–Revised Digit Symbol and Block Design subtests, and the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test–Revised (Stoelting Cat. No. 32657).

The MMSE Standard Version Kit includes 25 each of the Red and Blue SV Forms, 10 Red and Blue BV Forms, a Manual and the Pocket Norms Guide. The MMSE Expanded Version Kit includes 25 each of the Red and Blue EV Forms, 2 Processing Speed Scoring Templates (Red and Blue), a Manual and the Pocket Norms Guide.