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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Abbreviated and Targeted Geriatric Assessment

Abbreviated and Targeted Geriatric Assessment

(p.729) 66 Abbreviated and Targeted Geriatric Assessment
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

James Lubben

Oxford University Press

This chapter makes a case for the development of valid and reliable short measures for geriatric social work practice. These abbreviated measures, defined as having no more than 10 items, can be practical screeners for risk factors as well as important tools for clarifying the relevance and importance of social health to the well-being of older adults.

Keywords:   geriatric assessment, elderly, social work practice

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