Brief Interview For Mental Status Calculator – BIMS Score

Part I – Repetition of three words

Inform the resident that you are going to say three words and that he or she needs to remember the words and to repeat them. Say the three words: sock, blue and bed. Ask the resident to reproduce the three words and note the number after the first attempt:

Part II – Temporal orientation

Part III – Recall

Tell the resident that you are going back to the earlier question and ask them to say the words that they were asked to repeat. If they are unable to remember a word, provide cues such as “something to wear”,” a color”, “a piece of furniture”

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