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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.

as·sess·ment

(ă-ses'ment),
1. Evaluation of the patient using selected skills of history-taking; physical examination, laboratory, imaging, and social evaluation, to achieve a specific goal.
2. Appraisal or analysis of conditions, disorders, data, or a patient's overall state.
[M.E. assessen, eto evaluate, fr. Med.L. assideo, pp. assessus, to sit in judgment, as to estimate a charge or apportion a tax]

assessment

[əses′mənt]
Etymology: L, assidere, to sit beside
1 (in medicine and nursing) an evaluation or appraisal of a condition.
2 the process of making such an evaluation.
3 (in a problem-oriented medical record) an examiner's evaluation of the disease or condition based on the patient's subjective report of the symptoms and course of the illness or condition and the examiner's objective findings, including data obtained through laboratory tests, physical examination, medical history, and information reported by family members and other health care team members. See also nursing assessment, problem-oriented medical record. assess, v.

assessment

Graduate educationUK A systematic procedure for measuring a trainee's progress or level of achievement against defined criteria to make a judgement about him or her.
MedspeakUK The evaluation of a person at the point of first contact with health and social services, during which time information is collected to identify the patient’s needs and formulate a treatment plan.
Psychiatry See Evaluation.

assessment

Medtalk Evaluation. See Exposure assessment, Functional assessment, Nutritional assessment, Probabalistic safety assessment, Process assessment, Quality assessment, Quantitative risk assessment, Risk assessment.

as·sess·ment

(ă-ses'mĕnt)
1. Synonym(s): evaluation.
2. Synthesis of clinical findings into a clear understanding of presenting conditions that inform treatment strategies.
3. The part of a medical record, typically a SOAP (q.v.) note, when the patient's complaint, diagnosis, and prognosis are recorded.
[M.E. assessen, to evaluate, fr. Med.L. assideo, pp. assessus, to sit in judgment, as to estimate a charge or apportion a tax]

assessment,

n 1. in clinical medicine, evaluation of the patient for the purposes of forming a diagnosis and plan of treatment.
2. in research, evaluation of a treatment or diagnostic test through experiment and measurement.

as·sess·ment

(ă-ses'mĕnt)
Evaluation of the patient using selected skills of history-taking; physical examination, laboratory, imaging, and social evaluation, to achieve a specific goal.
[M.E. assessen, to evaluate, fr. Med.L. assideo, pp. assessus, to sit in judgment, as to estimate a charge or apportion a tax]

assessment

the critical analysis and evaluation or judgment of the status or quality of a particular condition, situation, or other subject of appraisal. For example—clinical assessment of a patient's condition as a prerequisite to making a prognosis.

Patient discussion about assessment

Q. Regarding risk-factor assessment? Hello, I am……….., I heard ACSM has recently issued a new edition of its exercise guidelines. Were any changes made regarding risk-factor assessment?

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