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Functional Assessment: Easy-to-use Screening Tools Speed Initial Office Work-up

        

Functional Assessment: Easy-to-use Screening Tools Speed Initial Office Work-up

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"The mnemonic DEEP-IN stands for a series of easy-to-administer, officebased screening tests designed to streamline initial assessment of the geriatric patient. These screens can quickly identify signs of delirium, dementia, depression, and adverse drug effects; vision and hearing deficits; risk for future impairments in activities of daily living; incontinence, and malnutrition. The author developed the mnemonic from personal experience and from an evidence-based application of validated... More
Material Type: Open Journal-Article
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: April 11, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 13, 2011
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Submitter: Cathy Swift

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  • Editor Review avg: 5 rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
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Language: English
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Avatar for Maria van Zuilen
2 years ago

Maria van Zuilen (Faculty)

A brief but usefull article with information about screening tools that can be used with older patients without taking too much time. Generally sufficient information is presented for anyone wishing to use these screening tools.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes