Systematic Reviews
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2015.
World J Psychiatr. Sep 22, 2015; 5(3): 305-314
Published online Sep 22, 2015. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v5.i3.305
Table 1 A scheme for administering the months backward test
"Hello Mr X, My name is Y. If it is convenient, I would like for you to help me with a simple test to assess your concentration
Can I ask you to say the months of the year from start to finish in their usual order, starting with January?.....
Now, can I get you to say the months again but this time in reverse order starting with December…."
Where a patient becomes “lost” they may require prompting to re- orientate them to the test and if this is required it should be noted, e.g., what were we doing again? How far did you get to? So before October would be?