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

"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 geriatric and geropsychiatric studies."

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Maria van Zuilen
Maria van Zuilen (Faculty)
8 years ago

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.

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