(Answered) NR 601 Week 3 discussion 1:Geriatric Assessment Tools

Review the course library page list of available screening tools. Link to Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Scroll down and look on the left hand side of the screen: Geriatric Assessment tools

Choose two assessment tools that are appropriate for primary care (excluding depression, anxiety and pain screening tools) and discuss the following:

  • explain the purpose of the tool
  • scoring guidelines
  • how you apply the assessment in practice


Week 3: Geriatric Assessment Tools

Geriatric patients are affected by a number of health challenges which negatively impact their quality of life. These patients also have multiple conditions which may present concurrently thus deteriorating their health and resulting in high mortality and morbidity rate. In the primary care setting, addressing these health challenges is centred on the patient’s evaluation results which are obtained from screening tools. In this discussion, the two screening tools evaluated include the AUA Symptom Index for BHP and the Disease-Specific Quality-of-Life Question and CAGE.

The AUA Symptom Index for BHP and the Disease-Specific Quality-of-Life Question

Purpose of the Tool

A common condition among the aged men is the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). According to Tam et al. (2016), there is a high number of prostatectomies performed in the US annually thus the procedure considered second major surgery following cataract extraction. With transformations in the health care based on technology, other approaches to addressing the condition have been developed such as balloon dilation, laser prostatotomy, transurethral prostate incision, and hyperthermia. The American Urological Association (AUA) in collaboration with other professionals have developed technological assessment approaches to compare the effectiveness of the treatments while comparing both the present and the traditional approaches. The AUA symptoms index for BHP and the Disease-Specific Quality-of-Life Question purpose to objectively assess the condition symptoms which further aids in developing profound management plans (Papadakis, McPhee, & Rabow, 2016). These treatment approaches include watchful waiting where there is no major treatment, medication which involves the use of drugs, and in case no pharmacological approach is working, surgery which is referred to as prostatectomy is considered….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10