Table 2.

Appendix: Stroke Deficit Scales

Mental Status Screening Test
ScaleDescription and Type of ScaleTime and AdministrationComments
Mini-Mental State Exam167 domains, including orientation to time and place, registration of words, attention, calculation, recall, language, and visual constructionUses: screening, assessment, and monitoring Time: <10 minWidely used for screening. May misclassify patients with aphasia. Education and normal aging must be considered in interpreting overall score.
Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Exam1710 scales: graded assessment of function Domains: orientation, attention, comprehension, naming, construction, memory, calculation, similarities, judgment, and repetitionUses: screening, assessment, and monitoring Time: <30 minDoes not distinguish right- from left-hemisphere strokes. Correlates with education.