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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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While this model of consultation may be effective at changing the behavior of the referred student, it does not teach classroom staff how to conduct functional assessment. Thus, for each challenging behavior, staff depend on, and often wait for, consultation from a specialist.
Research issues in functional assessment of the challenging behaviors of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
The behavior analyst conducted a functional assessment and initially determined that the function of the behavior was teacher/staff attention due to the persistence of the behavior when these personnel approached him and tried to find out "what was bothering him." As it turns out, attention was a current reinforcer that served to maintain these behaviors, however, the "true" or "original" function was escape from discomfort due to problems related to recent medical treatment for an ear infection.
Future research should also consider comparing structured functional assessment interviews with functional assessment outcomes.
This systematic approach includes key features such as the Function Matrix to assist practitioners in analyzing data from all functional assessment tools to determine the hypothesized function(s) of the target behavior.
To meet these goals, applied behavior analysis (ABA) was considered the most appropriate behavior modification model, and a functional assessment and intervention design (FAID) worksheet developed to assist veterinarians in the application of ABA was used.
Rating (CDR) sum of boxes score, and the Functional Assessment Questionnaire (FAQ) score.
There was no significant age difference between the groups, but there were significant baseline differences in function and cognitive status, including the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE), the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) sum of boxes score, and the Functional Assessment Questionnaire (FAQ).
The book's 14 chapters are arranged in sections on traditional anthropometry, internal and external body shape, posture and functional assessment, and anthropometric test device (crash dummy) development.
The literature on functional assessment and function-based treatments is robust.
Given the injury severity of TBI patients, a functional assessment of behavior is often made to predict post-discharge adjustment.

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