How to Use the eSLUMS App

After more than a year of hard work, we are very excited to announce that eSLUMS is finally released on the iOS Store for download via iPhones and iPads! We are excited to invite you to try it out. We chose to make our LITE version FREE because, in the spirit of the original paper version, we wanted this app to get into the hands of as many people as possible and still provide high value. The eSLUMS app guides you through administering the assessment, but we created a quick start guide to make it even easier. 

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RESEARCH EVIDENCE BEHIND OUR APP

SLUMS recognizes patients with mild neurocognitive disorder, which the MMSE failed to recognize as defined by DSM IV criteria [1]. Comparing to MMSE, SLUMS may be more sensitive at detecting cognitive impairments when individuals are in the mild cognitive impairment range. Practitioners can now convert SLUMS and MMSE scores with our observation that there is an average difference of 4.56, with the SLUMS being the lower score [2].

[1] Tariq, S. H., Tumosa, N., Chibnall, J. T., Perry, M. H., & Morley, J. E. (2006). Comparison of the Saint Louis University mental status examination and the mini-mental state examination for detecting dementia and mild neurocognitive disorder—a pilot study. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry, 14(11), 900-910.

[2] Buckingham, Devan N.; Mackor, Katie M.; Miller, Ryan M.; Pullam, Nehala N.; Molloy, KristoCer N.; Grigsby, Chelsey C.; Kopel, Jesse L.; Graves, Amanda K.; and Winningham, Robert G. (
2013)“Comparing the Cognitive Screening Tools: MMSE and SLUMS,” PURE Insights: Vol. 2, Article 3.

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