Ealth Assessment in the Vulnerable Population; Assessment Tools

The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student with the opportunity to examine assessment tools that evaluate non-physical measures. Applying Watson s Theory of Human caring integrates the mind-body-spirit dimensions. Nurses should be knowledgeable in tools to expand the abilities of nurses to assess and evaluate clients in various stages and states of health, illness, stress and life.
Prepare and submit a 1,050  1,400 word, APA-formatted paper, which includes:
A selection of three assessment tools below
Using the Online Library, research the selected tools
Describe each tool and the population for which it might be useful. State data about tool such as cost, length, and ease in using tool, for what populations it is best designed, and validity of information gained
Describe how this tool could enhance the assessment phase of the nursing process and impact quality of health care delivered by the nurse
Apply these tools to the vulnerable population described in the Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness assignment of Week Two
This assignment is due Week Three. Grading rubric is below.

Assessment Tools:
Adult Life Stress Measurement
Beck Depression Inventory
Calgary Family Assessment Model
Coping Resources Inventory for Stress
Daily Hassles Scale
Derogatis Stress Profile
Dysfunctional Attitude Scale
Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale
Family Hardiness Index
Feetham Family Functioning Survey
Hassles and Uplifts Inventory
Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HLPL-II)
Health Self-Determination Index (HSDI)
Health Self-Determination Index for Children (HSDI-C)
Index of Core Spiritual Experiences
Mini-Mental State Exam
Perceived Stress Scale
Schoolager s Coping Strategies Inventory
Social Support Questionnaire
Spiritual Involvement & Beliefs Scale
Spiritual Perspective Scale
Spiritual Well-Being Scale
State-Trait Anxiety Inventory
Stress Warning Signals Inventory
Ways of Coping Questionnaire
Well Being Picture Scale

You may use the assessment tools on this list for your paper also.

Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
pdf

Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale (IADL)
pdf

Mental Status Assessment of Older Adults: The Mini-Cog
pdf

The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
edu/MMSE.PDF

Perceived Stress Scale


Hendrich II Fall Risk Model
pdf

Mini-Nutritional Assessment (MNA)
pdf

Modified Caregiver Strain Index
pdf

Elder Assessment Instrument (EAI)
pdf

Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Instrument-Geriatric Version (SMAST-G)
pdf

IES: An Assessment of Post Traumatic Stress in Older Adults
pdf

Family Preferences Index (FPRI)
pdf

The Wellbeing Picture Scale
edu/Research/Psychosocial/notebook/PSS10.html


Assessment Tools Analysis
Points
Earned Comments
Content: 15 points possible
ASSESSMENT TOOL #1: (3 points)
· Describe tool and discuss the population for which it might be most useful
· State data about the tool such as cost, length, ease of use, and validity of information gained.
· Describe how the tool could enhance nursing assessment and impact quality of nursing care.
Use reference(s) to support your information.
ASSESSMENT TOOL #2 (3 points)
· Describe tool and discuss the population for which it might be most useful
· State data about the tool such as cost, length, ease of use, and validity of information gained.
· Describe how the tool could enhance nursing assessment and impact quality of nursing care.
Use reference(s) to support your information.
ASSESSMENT TOOL #3 (3 points)
· Describe tool and discuss the population for which it might be most useful
· State data about the tool such as cost, length, ease of use, and validity of information gained.
· Describe how the tool could enhance nursing assessment and impact quality of nursing care.
Use reference(s) to support your information.
· Apply these tools to the vulnerable population described in your Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness assignment from week 2. Apply Watson s Theory of Human Caring in evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of the tools. (1 point)
Use reference(s) to support your information.
Organization: 2 points possible (0.5 points per item)
Paper structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow. Transitions between sections aid in maintaining the flow of thought.
Content is scholarly, comprehensive, and accurate; written in professional tone appropriate to the content and assignment.
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and summarizes the major points.
Mechanics: 3 points possible (1.5 points per item)