functional assessment


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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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We refer to the method we are proposing as a "Molecular Functional Assessment.
To draw accurate conclusions from the functional assessment requires careful review of standardized test data and hypothesis testing during the subsequent, nonstandard assessments.
The MoveDMD trial was not powered for functional assessments and these analyses were generally not statistically significant.
Functional Assessment data were used to answer the two guiding questions previously noted.
There remain questions about the practical application of functional assessment procedures.
A functional assessment of behavior allows for a quick and comprehensive method of charting the behavior of TBI children across all stages of recovery.
The application of antecedents in the functional assessment process: Existing research, issues, and recommendations.
A functional assessment interview includes these questions:
The relationship between the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) and indicators of functioning.
In reviewing those studies since or not included in Stage and Quiroz (1997) that have addressed functional assessment and intervention for students with disruptive behaviors, we identified 14 studies (Aikman et al.
In particular, functional assessment is recognized as best clinical practice (Fox & Davis, 2005) and required by law for children with challenging behaviors in the classroom (IDEA, 1997).

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