Flashcards in Assessment Deck (9)
What are the areas of assessment in a geriatric visit?
function (ADL and IADL)
Mini Mental Status Exam:
-testing what 5 areas?
What is another way to assess mental status?
Clock drawing; have them place hands at "20 past 8" or "10 past 11"
What are basic ADLs?
--what scale is used to determine competency of ADLs?
-transferring from bed to chair and back
-use of upper extremities
*the physical self-maintenence scale determines whether or not you are competent w/ ADLs.
What are IADLs?
--what questonaire is used to determine competency of IADLs?
-obtaining and preparing food
--driving, bust schedule, taxi, shopping, cooking
-using the telephone
Functional Activites Questionaire determines competency of IADLs
How do we test depression and mobility in the geriatric population?
Geriatric depression scale
Mobility: get UP and GO test
What is one way we assess nutrition in the geriatric population?
WEIGHT!!! its a VS!
Which test can be done to assess for macular degeneration in the elderly?
What types of questionnaires are done to assess alcohol use in the elderly?
Geriatric MAST (score of 5 or more is indicative of alcohol problem)
What are some aspects of caregivers that make them especially vulnerable to stress ?
Their own frailty;
-spouse is caregiver
-70YO caregiver to 90YO patient
-caregiver demands (Sandwich generation)
Stressful aspects of the patient:
-wandering and falling
-inability to walk without assistance