Publisher description for Assessing older persons : measures, meaning, and practical applications / edited by Robert L. Kane, Rosalie A. Kane, with the assistance of Marilyn Eells.


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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, social function,
quality of life, physical environment, and caregiver burden) with an exploration of the viriety 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 collect 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. The book is designed to serve 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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Older people -- United States -- Social conditions.
Older people -- Services for -- United States.