Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

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Leading geriatricians and researchers present this highly practical guide to assessing older adults-contains essential insights required for multidimensional assessments on seniors in a variety of settings: home, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, office visits. Emphasizes how to perform the assessment and when to use specific assessment tools in particular circumstances. Presents detailed guidelines on how to administer and score the assessment tools.

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Overview

Leading geriatricians and researchers present this highly practical guide to assessing older adults-contains essential insights required for multidimensional assessments on seniors in a variety of settings: home, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, office visits. Emphasizes how to perform the assessment and when to use specific assessment tools in particular circumstances. Presents detailed guidelines on how to administer and score the assessment tools.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a multiauthored, comprehensive textbook of geriatric assessment.
Purpose: The editors explain in detail who the usual members of an assessment team are and what each person does in the assessment process.
Audience: Every physician treating older persons and other healthcare professionals caring for older persons will profit from this book, which is written by the foremost experts in this topic in existence.
Features: This book is the single best presentation of the most comprehensive bibliographic and illustrative examples of measurement tools used for geriatric assessment. Many instruments are reproduced in their entirety.
Assessment: This is a wonderful and authoritative book on geriatric assessment. Every medical library should own it. One must realize the limitations of the state of the art. How does one synthesize all of the information gained by assessment? How does one prioritize it? What are the minimum constituents of an assessment team? Stay tuned.
David O. Staats
This is a multiauthored, comprehensive textbook of geriatric assessment. The editors explain in detail who the usual members of an assessment team are and what each person does in the assessment process. Every physician treating older persons and other healthcare professionals caring for older persons will profit from this book, which is written by the foremost experts in this topic in existence. This book is the single best presentation of the most comprehensive bibliographic and illustrative examples of measurement tools used for geriatric assessment. Many instruments are reproduced in their entirety. This is a wonderful and authoritative book on geriatric assessment. Every medical library should own it. One must realize the limitations of the state of the art. How does one synthesize all of the information gained by assessment? How does one prioritize it? What are the minimum constituents of an assessment team? Stay tuned.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071347259
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Publication date: 8/30/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 838
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: GENERAL ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR USE OF ASSESSMENT TOOLSGeneral Issues Health Status and Physical Capacity Cognitive Function, Mood, and Behavior Assessments Social Support Networks Assessment in Rehabilitation SECTION II: A: ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS Multidimensional Assessment in the Community Multidimensional Assessment in the Ambulatory Clinic In-Home Assessment Comprehensive Assessment in an Institutional Setting SECTION II: B: COMMON PROBLEMS Hearing Loss Vision Nutritional Assessment Pressure Ulcers Preoperative Assessment Pain Assessment Sleep Constipation, Diarrhea, and Fecal Incontinence Older Driver Assessment SECTION II: C: GERIATRIC SYNDROMES Depression Delirium Dementia Urinary Incontinence Falls and Gait Disorders SECTION III: ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND CARE PLANNING Decision Making Advance Directives Family and Community-Based Care: The Supports for Care Plan Implementation Communicating Assessment Recommendations (and more...)
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