National Long-Term Care Survey

Scoring the Cognitive Functioning Section of the NLTCS

The questions used to assess Cognitive Functioning in the 1999 NLTCS came from the Mini Mental Status Examination. Except for 1999, Cognitive Functioning was assessed with questions from the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire.

Scoring responses to the Cognitive Functioning Section is left to the individual researcher. However, a suggested scoring system is available for the 1982 - 1994, 2004 data.