Orientation to time as a guide to the presence and severity of cognitive impairment in older hospital patients.
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 May;82(5):500-4
Authors: O'Keeffe E, Mukhtar O, O'Keeffe ST
Testing of orientation to time is an important part of mental status examination. The validity of errors in different aspects of temporal orientation was examined in older hospital patients as a guide to the presence of dementia or delirium and as a measure of the severity of dementia, as defined by the Global Deterioration Scale.
PMID: 20852313 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]