The structure and scoring of the original 30-item MMSE have been retained while problematic items have been replaced. The three words for the Registration/Recall tasks have been made slightly more difficult and were revised to make foreign language translations easier. The phrase for the Repetition task has been changed to facilitate its translation into foreign languages, enabling easier comparison of results across all language versions. The Comprehension task has been altered to make it easier for persons with physical limitations to perform. Because the difficulty of the MMSE-2:SV, along with its raw score range, remains the same as the original, scores obtained using the original MMSE and scores obtained using the MMSE-2:SV are comparable.
The MMSE:SV Kit includes the MMSE-2 User's Manual, 25 MMSE-2:SV Blue Forms, 25 MMSE-2:SV Red Forms, 10 MMSE-2:BV Blue Forms, 10 MMSE-2:BV Red Forms, and the Pocket Norms Guide.