Evaluating elderly patients: A critique of comprehensive functional assessment tools

Lisa A. Campbell, Barbara L. Thompson

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The need for long-term planning and efficient usage of resources in the health care field necessitates approaching the elderly patient from a biopsychosocial point of view, facilitating a more complete approach to patient care. This article critiques tools available for the comprehensive functional evaluation of older patients, and identifies their effectiveness in improving specific aspects of patient ' outcomes. The Comprehensive Older Persons' Evaluation tool is described and compared with two other tools that evaluate a patient's functional and instrumental activities of daily living, as well as the medical, social and psychological aspects of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalNurse Practitioner
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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