Consumer Screening Tool (CST)

I don’t know much about this screen but it seems to be a fairly useful little tool. If anyone can shed some info on the CST please leave a comment on this post 🙂

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Modified – Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (m-GAF)

Axis V is part of the DSM “multi-axial” system for assessment. The five axis model is designed to provide a comprehensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient’s mental health. This page explains DSM Axis V Continue reading

Social Functioning Scale

Social functioning as an outcome variable in family interventions with schizophrenic patients has been a relatively neglected area. The requirements of a scale of social functioning to measure the efficacy of family interventions include: the measurement of skill/behaviour relevant to the impairments and the demography of this group; the ability to yield considerable information with an economy of clinical time; Continue reading

Addenbrookes Cognitive Examination Revised (ACE-R)

The diagnostic accuracy of Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE) as a brief ‘bedside’ cognitive screening instrument has led to its widespread adoption. Nonetheless, certain weaknesses have been identified in the ACE, prompting the development of the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R). The ACE-R has been reported to have excellent sensitivities and specificities (>0.8) for the diagnosis of dementia at cut-off scores of 88/100 and 82/100 in the setting of a university hospital clinic.

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Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool (MoHOST)

The MOHOST is an assessment that addresses the majority of MOHO concepts (volition, habituation, skills, and environment), allowing the therapist to gain an overview of the client’s occupational functioning. Developed in Britain by practitioners, the MOHOST seeks to objectify the information a therapist gathers while screening for occupational therapy services. The MOHOST uses a variety of data collection methods and is flexible enough to be used in a variety of intervention settings. Finally, the MOHOST uses language that enables therapist to communicate findings clearly with clients, their families, and other professionals. Continue reading

Life Skills Profile (LSP)

The Life Skills Profile(LSP) was developed as a measure of those aspects of functioning (“life skills”) which affected how successfully people with schizophrenia lived in the community or hospital (Rosen et al. [1989]). As many of the skills are relevant in other major psychiatric disorders and in some organic conditions the LSP has been applied to a broad range of diagnoses.  Continue reading

Assessment of Occupational Functioning (AOF)

The assessment of occupational functioning (AOF) is a screening tool used to collect a broad range of information to influence a person’s occupational performance and to identify areas needing more in depth evaluation. Continue reading