Purpose: To describe the science behind the use of selected EBP tools in the care of older adults. This paper must be your own original work. Do not collaborate with another student on this assignment. Please address all areas listed in each section below. Please organize your paper with subheadings as noted below.
Select one of the following ?Try This? tools from the www.ConsultGeriRN.org web site:
? Modified Caregiver Strain Index (MCSI)
? The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)
? Elder abuse assessment instrument (EAI)
? Alcohol abuse assessment and screening for older adults (SMAST-G)
? Mini-nutritional assessment (MNA)
THESE ARE THE ONLY CHOICES FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT
Introduction (10 points)
Identify the tool that you have selected to write about. Describe the tool?s length and purpose (i.e., ABC is a 20-item instrument that measures XYZ), how it is administered (self-administered, administered by RN, etc.), and how it is scored (i.e., the score is determined by summing the responses for each subscale). What setting is this tool designed for? (i.e. hospital, nursing home, home, or all settings). If there is a cut-point for ?normal? versus ?abnormal,? include this information.
Clinical Problem (30 points)
Comments or questions are welcome.