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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 impact of functional assessment on the treatment of self-injurious behavior.
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In addition, it should be noted that despite the specification of inclusion criteria, there was still variability in the functional assessment tools employed, student characteristics, and instructional setting.
Descriptive functional assessment tools and hypothesis development.
The results of this disjoint approach to functional assessment can often be devastating for both the health care system and the patient.
Functional assessment procedures for individuals with severe cognitive disabilities.
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2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerge Diagnostics, the leader in functional EMG technology for the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue injuries, announced today a $3 million financing to meet the demand for its Electrodiagnostic Functional Assessment (EFA), test and EFA Soft Tissue Management Program (EFA-STM).

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