Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Dan Osterweil, Kenneth Brummel-Smith, John C. Beck
McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, 2000 - Medical - 838 pages
Leading geriatricians and researchers present this highly practical guide to assessing older adults-contains essential insights required for multidimensional assessments on seniors in a variety of settings: home, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, office visits. Emphasizes how to perform the assessment and when to use specific assessment tools in particular circumstances. Presents detailed guidelines on how to administer and score the assessment tools.
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Chapter 2 Health Status and Physical Capacity
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