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The Mental Status Expert (MSE): an expert system for scoring and interpreting the mental status examination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7949891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mental status examination is the most difficult and time-consuming portion of the neurological examination. A complete mental status examination requires the examiner to assess alertness, memory, language, praxis, gnosis, attention, and visual-spatial functions. Findings of the mental status need to be interpreted in terms of severity of deficits, nature of the deficits, likely etiology, and likely area of corresponding brain injury. The performance of an accurate, complete, and detailed mental status examination is a daunting task for the medical student or resident in training. Traditional mental status examinations show considerable inter-examiner variability for items administered and for interpretation of abnormalities. Even in academic settings, mental status examinations have little educational content.
D B Hier; C S Jao; S U Brint
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings / the ... Annual Symposium on Computer Application [sic] in Medical Care. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0195-4210     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-23     Completed Date:  1994-12-23     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8113685     Medline TA:  Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1053     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Illinois, Chicago 60612-7330.
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MeSH Terms
Expert Systems*
Mental Status Schedule*

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