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Assessment Tools: Clinical assessment scales for the elderly

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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Clinical assessment scales for the elderly

Author: Cecil R. Reynolds

Summary: This tool is a set of four instruments designed to assist the clinician in the diagnosis of selected Axis I clinical disorders according to the DSM-IV, with individuals aged 55 to 90 years. It includes two self-report instruments and two behavior rating scales. The latter forms may be completed by any person knowledgeable enough about the person being examined to answer various questions about his/her behaviour (i.e., a spouse, child, home health care worker, sibling, or a nurse or assistant in a nursing home or assisted living centre).

Format: 1 manual (vii, 140 p. ; 28 cm.) + 2 booklets and 3 forms

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WT 150 R462c 2001 ATOOLS)

Population: individuals aged 55 to 90 years
Completion time:  20-40 minutes

Determine Validity and Reliability    
To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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