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Geriatric Functional Assessment

"The Texas Tech Medcast is a podcast for medical residents, medical students, practicing physicians, and others involved in medical education and high quality, patient-centered primary care." "This episode gives an overview of the purposes of functional assessment of the elderly as well as tools for easy assessment in the office setting. Learning Objectives: the physician audience should be able to: Define the purpose of functional assessment of the elderly; List three questions that help assess healthy aging; Identify screening factors for vision, hearing, leg mobility, urinary incontinence, nutrition, memory, depression & physician disability; Use the Get-Up-And-Go test for mobility; and Conduct a simple functional assessment in an office setting. There is also a FAct Sheet at:... Show More

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