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Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry

2nd Edition

By Alistair Burns, Brian Lawlor, Sarah Craig

CRC Press

400 pages

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Paperback: 9781841841687
pub: 2004-01-04
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A unique compendium of more than 200 assessment scales, this second edition of Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry is an indispensable guide for assessing the mental health problems of the elderly and the effects that such problems may have on patients' functional ability. Building on the foundation set by the first edition, the book summarizes scales commonly used in clinical and research practice and provides references for obtaining further information.

The second edition includes all the assessment instruments from the first edition and over 80 new rating scales. These scales were selected on the basis of the authors' clinical and research knowledge. Every scale is accompanied by a full profile, including a completed instrument, so you can see, at a glance, the scope of the scale and its application. This information is pulled together to form a comprehensive text on assessment scales in old age psychiatry.


Read the reviews of the first edition:

"Drs. Burns, Lawlor, and Craig have done the field of Geriatric Psychiatry a great service in the publication of Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry"

--American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

"For academics, the book is a prayer answered…My only question is 'Why didn't somebody do this before'."

Table of Contents


Cognitive Assessment

Neuropsychological Tests

Neuropsychiatric Assessments

Activities of Daily Living

Global Assessments/Quality of Life

Global Mental Health Assessments

Physical Examination


Caregiver Assessments

Memory Functioning

Other Scales

Appendix 1: What to Use and When

Appendix 2: Additional Scales

Scales Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Geriatrics
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health