Telephone-Assessed Mental State

Dementia. 1993 Mar-Apr;4(2):117-9. doi: 10.1159/000107307.


In 30 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), we compared performance on a brief Telephone-Assessed Mental State (TAMS) examination with performance on standard cognitive instruments administered face to face. TAMS scores correlated strongly with scores on both the Mini Mental State Examination (rho = 0.81) and the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale (rho = -0.80).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Alzheimer Disease / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales*
  • Telephone*