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Mental State Examination

Citation: Su Y-P, Chang C-K, Hayes RD, Perera G, Broadbent M, To D, et al. (2014) Mini-Mental State Examination as a Predictor of Mortality among Older People Referred to Secondary Mental Healthcare. PLoS ONE 9(9): e105312. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105312

Editor: Mohammad Arfan Ikram, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands

Copyright: © 2014 Su et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Funding: This research was supported by the Biomedical Research Nucleus data management and informatics facility at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London and a joint infrastructure grant from Guy's and St Thomas' Charity and the Maudsley Charity. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Introduction

Lower cognitive function in dementia is a predictor of mortality –, although this has primarily been described in severe impairment, and effects of milder dysfunction remain controversial –. Lower cognitive function in older people without dementia has also been found to be associated with higher mortality, although this again remains inconclusive, – and evidence on interventions to prevent mortality remains limited . A better understanding is therefore needed of factors influencing prognosis in older people with and without dementia to aid care planning and clinical decision making, .

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