Assessing Older Persons

Assessing Older Persons : Measures, Meaning and Practical Applications

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Describes the multi-dimensional assessment of older persons, offering insights into the state of this art. It combines reviews of the most widely used instruments for measuring a variety of domains (such as physiological status, cognition, affect, social function, quality of life, physical environment, and caregiver burden) with an exploration of the variety of uses to which these assessments have been put. It shows how assessment is used in various aspects of practice, including geriatric assessment, care planning, case management, and mandated assessments. It also contains a chapter on how to collect data from persons who cannot communicate. The aim throughout is to combine information on specific measures with insight into how and when each measure should be used. The book is designed to serve as both a resource for those working actively in the field and an introduction for those who are not familiar with assessment in a given area. This book is intended for geriatricians in practice and in training, case managers, nurses, social workers, gerontologists
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  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 182.88 x 254 x 33.02mm | 1,088.62g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 32 line figures, 208 tables
  • 0195129156
  • 9780195129151

Table of contents

1: Robert L. Kane: Choosing and Using an Assessment Tool; Part I: Assessment Content; 2: VaLinda Pearson: Assessment of Function in Older Adults; 3: Robert L. Kane: Physiological Well-being and Health; 4: Linda K. Langley: Cognitive Assessment of Older Adults; 5: Jeffrey Grann: Assessment of Emotions in Older Adults: Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Psychological Well-being and Hope; 6: Carrie Levin: Social Functioning; 7: Jennifer Frytak: Assessment of Quality of Life in Older Adults; 8: Rosalie A. Kane: Values and Preferences; 9: Maureen Smith: Satisfaction; 10: Douglas Olson and Rosalie A. Kane: Spiritual Assessment; 11: Joseph Gaugler, Rosalie A. Kane, and Joan Langlois: Assessment of Family Caregivers of Older Adults; 12: Lois Cutler: Assessment of Physical Environments of Older Adults; Part II Applications of Assessment; 13: Cristina Urdangarin: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Management; 14: Patricia Finch-Guthrie: Care Planning for Older Adults in Health Care Settings; 15: Rosalie A. Kane: Long-Term Case Management for Older Adults; 16: Robert L. Kane: Mandated Assessments; 17: Gillian Harper: Assessing Older Adults Who Cannot Communicate; 18: Rosalie A. Kane: Accomplishments, Trends, and Future Needs.
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