By Alistair Burns, Brian Lawlor, Sarah Craig
A special compendium of greater than 2 hundred overview scales, this moment version of overview Scales in previous Age Psychiatry is an essential advisor for assessing the psychological illnesses of the aged and the results that such difficulties can have on sufferers' sensible skill. construction at the starting place set through the 1st version, the ebook summarizes scales wide-spread in medical and learn perform and offers references for acquiring extra details.
The moment version comprises the entire overview tools from the 1st variation and over eighty new ranking scales. those scales have been chosen at the foundation of the authors' scientific and examine wisdom. each scale is followed by way of a whole profile, together with a accomplished software, so that you can see, at a look, the scope of the dimensions and its software. this data is pulled jointly to shape a accomplished textual content on evaluation scales in outdated age psychiatry.
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Frequently seeks assistance regardless of need. Expresses belief of having little or no control over life. Denies any thoughts of suicide. Not consciously pursuing any plans for selfharm. 4=Thoughts of possible death to self; may wish to die in his/her sleep or pray for ‘God to take me now’. 6=Any attempt, gesture, or specific plan of suicide. Speech is audible, clear, and fluent. Voice may be low, soft, or monotonous. Initiates little conversation; difficult to hear. Speech is difficult to understand.
Details of extensive subsequent validity and reliabililty studies are described by Tombaugh and McIntyre (1992). 3% and specificity of 90% was achieved in differentiating cases with mild cognitive impairment from individuals with normal cognition. Psychological Medicine 12:397–408. International Journal of Psychiatry in Geriatric Practice 134:285–94. Journal of the American Medical Association 18: 2386–91. Archives of Neurology 47:49–52. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 15:434–40.
6=Denies cognitive difficulties even when they are obvious to casual observers. Reprinted by permission. Age and Ageing 18: 371–9 Time taken 15 minutes (reviewer’s estimate) Rating by clinician, nurse or carer Main indications For the assessment of emotional lability poststroke. Have you actually cried more in the past month (not just felt like it)? Is that a new experience for you? Emotionalism was present if the reply was positive to the above questions. 32 in the detection of depression.
Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry, Second Edition by Alistair Burns, Brian Lawlor, Sarah Craig