Measurement Scales Used in Elderly Care
Author: Dr Abhaya Gupta
Radcliff Publishing Ltd
This unique, concise ready reference for daily use collates for the first time the most useful, practical and simple assessment scales used in geriatric settings. It provides tools to identify clinical conditions and health outcomes objectively and reliably. It is essential as a clinical primer and everyday reference guide for all practicing and training members of multidisciplinary teams, including consultants and doctors in specialist training, career grade doctors and general practitioners, and medical students; nurses, health visitors, dieticians, and social workers; allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists; and managers of elderly care services.
Dr Abhaya Gupta, the author (Consultant Physician at the Department of Medicine and Elderly Care, West Wales Hospital, Carmarthen, Wales, UK) has trawled through the many hundreds of scales available in care of the elderly medicine selecting those most useful for the specialty. This book will be valuable to all members of the multidisciplinary team.
‘This book summarises the most commonly used validated assessment scales which can be used by medical students, postgraduate trainees, consultants and the multi-disciplinary team members. I hope a copy of this book will be kept on every ward, outpatient department and GP practice for daily use and reference’ – Professor Bim Bhowmick OBE in his Foreword to the book.
The book is divided into two sections: Section 1 explains the need for assessment scales and which scales should be used. In addition there are other subjects that the book is addressing in this section such as: who should perform the assessment and in what settings should the scale be used?. The interesting thing in this book that it is listing all the references at the end of section1 and the references used at the end of each subtitle in section 2. One should remember that some of the scales that were mentioned in this book are available as software applications.