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assessment

 [ah-ses´ment]
an appraisal or evaluation.
fetal assessment see fetal assessment.
focused assessment a highly specific assessment performed on patients in the emergency department, focusing on the system or systems involved in the patient's problem.
functional assessment an objective review of an individual's mobility, transfer skills, and activities of daily living, including self care, sphincter control, mobility, locomotion, and communication. It is used to establish a baseline, to predict rehabilitation outcomes, to evaluate therapeutic interventions, and for standardizing communication for research purposes.
lethality assessment a systematic method of assessing a patient's suicide potential.
neurologic assessment see neurologic assessment.
nursing assessment see nursing assessment.
primary assessment a rapid, initial examination of a patient to recognize and manage all immediate life-threatening conditions. Called also primary survey.
secondary assessment a continuation of the primary assessment, where the medical professional obtains vital signs, reassesses changes in the patient's condition, and performs appropriate physical examinations.

functional assessment

functional assessment

In rehabilitation, the determination of a person's ability to perform everyday tasks and requirements of living. Functional assessment scales vary greatly with respect to the number, type, and scoring of the tasks used to determine performance levels, their degree of standardization, and their predictive validity. See: activities of daily living
See also: assessment
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The mean differences between male and female patients on Questionnaire of Personal Change (Q-PC) and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) is indicated by rating by significant difference as shown in table 3.
Being an easy and swift instrument, the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale is often used to evaluate psychosocial functioning.
Furthermore, after hospital discharge, significantly fewer African American participants were able to return to work, and their global assessment of functioning was less improved compared with white participants.
Global Assessment of Functioning ratings and the allocation and outcomes of mental health services.
Gender differences in living skills and global assessment of functioning among outpatients with schizophrenia.
Minimum Global Assessment of Functioning of the subjects was reported (see Table 6) to be 35 whereas, maximum Global Assessment of Functioning was 75 with mean of 56, which lies in the range between (51-60) indicating moderate symptoms (e.
A brief mental health outcome scale: Reliability and validity of the Global Assessment of Functioning.
After reading a vignette describing a lesbian female, gay male, bisexual female, bisexual male, heterosexual female, or heterosexual male client, 303 licensed psychologists completed a Semantic Differential, a Self-Attribution Scale, the Global Assessment of Functioning, a Treatment Process and Outcomes Expectations Questionnaire, and a demographic questionnaire.
Twelve DSM-IV field trials were used in the development and validation of the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale contained in DSM-IV.
The usage is best appreciated in the DSM-IV instructions for rating Global Assessment of Functioning Scale that state: "Do not include impairment in functioning due to physical (or environmental) limitations" (p.
Over the same period, improvements on the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) increased from 22 to 33 percent and the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) from 25 to 51 percent.

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