Assessing Older Persons

Assessing Older Persons : Measures, Meaning, and Practical Applications

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This book describes the multidimensional assessment of older persons, offering unique insights into the state of this art. It combines comprehensive reviews of the most widely used instruments for measuring a variety of domains (such as psychological 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 comprehensive geriatric assessment, care planning, case management, and mandated assessments. It also contains a chapter on how to college 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. Its message is both an urging to use assessments to enhance practice and a caution to use them wisely. The book is designed to service 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 562 pages
  • 177.8 x 246.38 x 27.94mm | 839.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous tables
  • 0195174356
  • 9780195174359

Table of contents

1. Choosing and using an assessment tool; PART 1: ASSESSMENT CONTENT; 2. Assessment of function in older adults; 3. Physiological well-being and health; 4. Cognitive assessment of older adults; 5. Assessment of emotions in older adults: Mood disorders, anxiety, psychological well-being and hope; 6. Social functioning; 7. Assessment of quality of life in older adults; 8. Values and preferences; 9. Satisfaction; 10. Spiritual assessment; 11. Assessment of family caregivers of older adults; 12. Assessment of physical environments of older adults; PART 2: APPLICATIONS OF ASSESSMENT; 13. Comprehensive geriatric assessment and management; 14. Care planning for older adults in health care settings; 15. Long-term case management for older adults; 16. Mandated assessments; 17. Assessing older adults who cannot communicate; PART 3: CONCLUSION; 18. Accomplishments, problems, trends and future challenges
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Select any written product from the house of Kane and Kane and you will be presented with an informed, authoritative discussion on fundamentally important isues in the care of older people that is thoroughly readable and highly educational. This book is no exception and its publication in paperback makes it affordable to all ... this book is a highly recommended resource and should be on the shelf of every department that has anything to do with older people. Age and Ageing I couldn't wait to receive this little book, and after reading several chapters I was even more excited about the content. It is essential for all health care providers who work with older people... Each chapter provides essential psychometric information about each instrument as well as important caveats about their uses... destined to become a classic. Doody's Journal
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