Diagnosis of Aminoff Suffering Syndrome by Mini Suffering State Examination scale score evaluation


About 80 % of advanced dementia patients diagnosed in Aminoff Suffering Syndrome by high scale score (MSSE=7-10/10) were died during 6 month follow up after admission to Geriatric Department.

Aminoff BZ.
Mini-Suffering State Examination Scale: possible key criterion for 6 months’ survival and mortality of critically ill dementia patients.
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 24(6), 470-474, 2008.

End-of-Life Suffering

Patient is usually unaware to his condition and helplessness;

Family members unable to help;

Medical and nursing staff is unaware to diagnosis, to treat and to prevent suffering;

Human society is unaware to End-of-Life Suffering.