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Abbreviated Mental Test 4 (AMT-4)
Assesses mental impairment in elderly patients.
When to Use
Elderly patients, both outpatient and inpatient.
Easy to use and yields a simple dichotomous outcome.
The full AMT has been shown to be infrequently and incorrectly used in practice. The AMT-4 has been shown to have statistically significant close correlation with the full AMT score throughout its range of values.
David G. Swain, MD, is a physician in the department of geriatric medicine at Yardley Green Hospital in Birmingham, UK. He is best known for modifying the 10-item Abbreviated Mental Test Score. Dr. Swain’s other research interests include cardiac enzymes in myocardial infarction.
To view Dr. David G. Swain's publications, visit PubMed