Catalogue


Assessing older persons : measures, meaning, and practical applications /
edited by Robert L. Kane, Rosalie A. Kane, with the assistance of Marilyn Eells.
edition
1st Oxford pbk.
imprint
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
description
x, 542 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0195174356
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
isbn
0195174356
catalogue key
6134325
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
Select any written product from the house of Kane and Kane and you will be presented with an informed, authoritative discussion on fundamentally important isues in the care of older people that is thoroughly readable and highly educational. This book is no exception and its publication in paperback makes it affordable to all . . . this book is a highly recommended resource and should be on the shelf of every department that has anything to do with older people.
"I couldn't wait to receive this book, and after reading several chapters I was even more excited about the content. It is essential for all health care providers who work with older people....Each chapter provides essential psychometric information about each instrument as well as importantcaveats about their uses....This book is a much-needed companion to the first, and is destined to also become a classic."Doody Publishing, Inc.
I couldn't wait to receive this little book, and after reading several chapters I was even more excited about the content. It is essential for all health care providers who work with older people... Each chapter provides essential psychometric information about each instrument as well as important caveats about their uses... destined to become a classic.
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Summaries
Main Description
This book describes the multidimensional assessment of older persons, offering unique insights into the state of this art. It combines comprehensive reviews of the most widely used instruments for measuring a variety of domains (such as physiological status, cognition, affect, socialfunction, quality of life, physical environment, and caregiver burden) with an exploration of the variety of uses to which these assessments have been put. It shows how assessment is used in various aspects of practice, including comprehensive geriatric assessment, care planning, case management,and mandated assessments. It also contains a chapter on how to college data from persons who cannot communicate. The aim throughout is to combine information on specific measures with insight into how and when each measure should be used. Its message is both an urging to use assessments toenhance practice and a caution to use them wisely. The book is designed to service as both a resource for those working actively in the field and an introduction for those who are not familiar with assessment in a given area.
Long Description
This book describes the multidimensional assessment of older persons, offering unique insights into the state of this art. It combines comprehensive reviews of the most widely used instruments for measuring a variety of domains (such as psychological status, cognition, affect, social function, quality of life, physical environment, and caregiver burden) with an exploration of the variety of uses to which these assessments have been put. It shows how assessment is used in various aspects of practice, including comprehensive geriatric assessment, care planning, case management, and mandated assessments. It also contains a chapter on how to college data from persons who cannot communicate. The aim throughout is to combine information on specific measures with insight into how and when each measure should be used. Its message is both an urging to use assessments to enhance practice and a caution to use them wisely. The book is designed to service as both a resource for those working actively in the field and an introduction for those who are not familiar with assessment in a given area.
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Assessing Older Persons' represents a reference text on the multidimensional assessment of older persons, conbining detailed accounts of measures for a wide range of functions with discussions of their application in the care of older persons.
Table of Contents
Choosing and Using an Assessment Tool
Assessment Content
Assessment of Function in Older Adults
Physiological Well-being and Health
Cognitive Assessment of Older Adults
Assessment of Emotions in Older Adults: Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Psychological Well-being and Hope
Social Functioning
Assessment of Quality of Life in Older Adults
Values and Preferences
Satisfaction
Spiritual Assessment
Assessment of Family Caregivers of Older Adults
Assessment of Physical Environments of Older Adults
Applications of Assessment
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Management
Care Planning for Older Adults in Health Care Settings
Long-Term Case Management for Older Adults
Mandated Assessments
Assessing Older Adults Who Cannot Communicate
Accomplishments, Trends, and Future Needs
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