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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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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.
Global Assessment of Functioning ratings: Determinants and role as predictors of one-year treatment outcomes.
Abbreviations: C&P = Compensation and Pension, CAPS = Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale, CES = Combat Exposure Scale, CFA = confirmatory factor analysis, CFI = comparative fit index, DSM-IV = Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition, GAF = Global Assessment of Functioning, NVVRS = National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, SD = standard deviation, SEM = structural equation modeling, SRMR = standardized root-mean-square residual, TLI = Tucker-Lewis index, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA = Veterans Health Administration.
The summaries included each client's DSM-IV Axis I and Axis II diagnosis, age, gender, and Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF, Axis V) rating.
Hierarchical regression analyses of Bosnian refugees (N = 21) and contributions of Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) of age alone, then added GAF and PSDI at baseline, and added English.
Among 89 patients with BD onset at 15-29 years, 15% had a Global Assessment of Functioning score of less than 50 after an episode, compared with 12% of those with BD onset after age 30 years.
Follow-up at 1 year and at 18 months found significant improvements in scores on the Hamilton Depression scale, the Montgomery-Asburg Depression Rating Scale, and the Global Assessment of Functioning scale, compared with baseline.
Patients were assessed using a Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale score.
Across both self-reported measures (the Zung Self-Rating Scale for Depression and the Outcome Questionnaire) and clinician-rated measures (the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale and the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression), the average effect size between the PPT and TAU groups was 0.
Quantitative measures for all study participants included the Modified Global Assessment of Functioning Scale and the Purposeful Productive Activity and Quality of Life Scale.
Patients were assessed by antipsychotic medication status at baseline and at discharge using the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) and the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC).

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