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Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ)
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Supplemental for Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
Construct measured: Global cognitive function
Generic vs. disease-specific: Generic
Means of administration: Health care professional to patient
Intended respondent (e.g. patient, caregiver, etc): Patient
The SPMSQ consists of 10 items
There are 10 items. Scoring: Maximum = 10. 0-2 errors suggest normal mental function; 3-4 errors suggest mild cognitive impairment; 5-7 errors suggest moderate cognitive impairment.
= 8 errors indicate severe cognitive impairment (*= 1 error permitted if patient had school grade education or less; One less error is permitted if patient had education beyond high school level)
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Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire ( S P M Q ) in: Palmer RM, Meldon SW. Acute Care. In: Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 5th edition, 2003. Eds. Hazzard WR et al. McGraw-Hill Pub. pp 157-168. Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum Geriatric Medicine, 5th Edition. Malden, MA: Backwell Publishing for the American Geriatric Society; 2002. pp 403-411.
Other references:
Carod-Artal F, Martinez-Martin P, Kummer W, da Silveira Ribeiro L. Psychometric properties of the SCOPA-COG Brazilian version. Mov Disord 2007;23:81-87.
Parker C, Philip I. Screening for cognitive impairment among older people in black and minority ethnic groups. Age Ageing 2004;33:447-452.
Erkinjuntti T, Sulkava R, WikstrÖm J, Autio L. Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire as a screening test for dementia and delirium among the elderly. J Am Geriatr Soc 1987;35:412-6.


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