Screening Tools for Geriatric Assessment by Specialists

Jane F. Potter, G. Michael Harper

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter is a guide for clinicians seeking practical tools to assess function in their older patients. This chapter describes screening tools for falls risk, dementia, delirium, frailty, physical self-maintenance (activities of daily living), depression, malnutrition, social support, potential for urinary retention in older men, and polypharmacy. A summary of the instruments discussed in this chapter is given in Table 8.1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatrics for Specialists, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030762711
ISBN (Print)9783030762704
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Diagnostic tools
  • Evaluation of older adults
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Geriatric syndromes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)


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