Health Assessment Resources Pub Med Literature

I went into PUB MED and did some searching for content that you might want to use to complement the skills training for this course. Of course, I don’t have the time to carefully review each of these articles, but at least it gives you a head start!


Geriatric Assessment

BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Apr 1;12:85.] Free PMC Article

Geriatric assessment
Rosen SL, Reuben DB.
Mt Sinai J Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;78(4):489-97. doi: 10.1002/msj.20277. Review.

Efficiency and applicability of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency department: a systematic review.

Graf CE, Zekry D, Giannelli S, Michel JP, Chevalley T.
Aging Clin Exp Res. 2011 Aug;23(4):244-54. Epub 2010 Oct 5. Review.

Impact of a geriatric assessment clinic on organizational interventions in primary health-care facilities at a university hospital.

Boongird C, Thamakaison S, Krairit O.
Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2011 Apr;11(2):204-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0594.2010.00671.x. Epub 2010 Dec 10

Polypharmacy in the elderly: can comprehensive geriatric assessment reduce inappropriate medication use?

Sergi G, De Rui M, Sarti S, Manzato E.
Drugs Aging. 2011 Jul 1;28(7):509-18. doi: 10.2165/11592010-000000000-00000. Rev

A systematic review of comprehensive geriatric assessment to improve outcomes for frail older people being rapidly discharged from acute hospital: ‘interface geriatrics’.

Conroy SP, Stevens T, Parker SG, Gladman JR.
Age Ageing. 2011 Jul;40(4):436-43. Epub 2011 May 26. Review. Free Article

Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital.
Ellis G, Whitehead MA, O’Neill D, Langhorne P, Robinson D.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jul 6;(7):CD006211. Review.

The geriatric assessment.
Elsawy B, Higgins KE.
Am Fam Physician. 2011 Jan 1;83(1):48-56. Review. Free Article

Acute medical unit comprehensive geriatric assessment intervention study (AMIGOS).
Edmans J, Conroy S, Harwood R, Lewis S, Elliott RA, Logan P, Bradshaw L, Franklin M, Gladman J.
Trials. 2011 Aug 24;12:200. Free PMC Article

Effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment and targeted intervention on mobility in persons aged 75 years and over: a randomized controlled trial.
Lihavainen K, Sipilä S, Rantanen T, Kauppinen M, Sulkava R, Hartikainen S.
Clin Rehabil. 2012 Apr;26(4):314-26. Epub 2011 Oct 17.

First-generation versus third-generation comprehensive geriatric assessment instruments in the acute hospital setting: a comparison of the Minimum Geriatric Screening Tools (MGST) and the interRAI Acute Care (interRAI AC).
Wellens NI, Deschodt M, Flamaing J, Moons P, Boonen S, Boman X, Gosset C, Petermans J, Milisen K.
J Nutr Health Aging. 2011 Aug;15(8):638-44.

Mining geriatric assessment data for in-patient fall prediction models and high-risk subgroups.
Marschollek M, Gövercin M, Rust S, Gietzelt M, Schulze M, Wolf KH, Steinhagen-Thiessen E.
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Mar 14;12:19 Free PMC Article

Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
Ellis G, Whitehead MA, Robinson D, O’Neill D, Langhorne P.
BMJ. 2011 Oct 27;343:d6553. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d6553.

Identifying geriatric malnutrition in nursing practice: the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA®)-an evidence-based screening tool.
Skates JJ, Anthony PS.
J Gerontol Nurs. 2012 Mar;38(3):18-27; quiz 28-9. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20120207-02. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association guidelines for the neuropathologic assessmentof Alzheimer’s disease: a practical approach.
Montine TJ, Phelps CH, Beach TG, Bigio EH, Cairns NJ, Dickson DW, Duyckaerts C, Frosch MP, Masliah E, Mirra SS, Nelson PT, Schneider JA, Thal DR, Trojanowski JQ, Vinters HV, Hyman BT; National Institute on Aging; Alzheimer’s Association.
Acta Neuropathol. 2012 Jan;123(1):1-11. Epub 2011 Nov 20.

Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
Ellis G, Whitehead MA, Robinson D, O’Neill D, Langhorne P.
BMJ. 2011 Oct 27;343:d6553. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d6553.Free PMC Article

Assessment of anxiety in older adults: a systematic review of commonly used measures.
Therrien Z, Hunsley J.
Aging Ment Health. 2012;16(1):1-16. Epub 2011 Aug 15. Review.

Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital.
Ellis G, Whitehead MA, O’Neill D, Langhorne P, Robinson D.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Jul 6;(7):CD006211. Review.

Instruments for comprehensive needs assessment in individuals with cognitive complaints, mild cognitive impairment or dementia: a systematic review.
Schmid R, Eschen A, Rüegger-Frey B, Martin M.
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Apr;27(4):329-41. doi: 10.1002/gps.2724. Epub 2011 Jun 17. Review.

Research priorities for high-quality geriatric emergency care: medication management, screening, and prevention and functional assessment.
Carpenter CR, Heard K, Wilber S, Ginde AA, Stiffler K, Gerson LW, Wenger NS, Miller DK; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Geriatric Task Force.
Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jun;18(6):644-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01092.x. Free PMC Article

Severity assessment tools to guide ICU admission in community-acquired pneumonia: systematicreview and meta-analysis.
Chalmers JD, Mandal P, Singanayagam A, Akram AR, Choudhury G, Short PM, Hill AT.
Intensive Care Med. 2011 Sep;37(9):1409-20. Epub 2011 Jun 10. Review.

systematic review of comprehensive geriatric assessment to improve outcomes for frail older people being rapidly discharged from acute hospital: ‘interface geriatrics’.
Conroy SP, Stevens T, Parker SG, Gladman JR.
Age Ageing. 2011 Jul;40(4):436-43. Epub 2011 May 26. Review. Free Article

Assessment of cognition in mild cognitive impairment: a comparative study.
Snyder PJ, Jackson CE, Petersen RC, Khachaturian AS, Kaye J, Albert MS, Weintraub S.
Alzheimers Dement. 2011 May;7(3):338-55. Review.

 tools for evaluating fitness to drive: a critical appraisal of evidence.

Vrkljan BH, McGrath CE, Letts LJ.
Can J Occup Ther. 2011 Apr;78(2):80-96.

A suite of evidence-based continence assessment tools for residential aged care.
O’Connell B, Ostaszkiewicz J, Hawkins M.
Australas J Ageing. 2011 Mar;30(1):27-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00449.x.

The impact of pre-operative comprehensive geriatric assessment on postoperative outcomes in older patients undergoing scheduled surgery: a systematic review.
Partridge JS, Harari D, Martin FC, Dhesi JK.
Anaesthesia. 2014 Jan;69 Suppl 1:8-16. doi: 10.1111/anae.12494. Review.

The risk of adverse outcomes in hospitalized older patients in relation to a frailty index based on a comprehensive geriatric assessment.
Evans SJ, Sayers M, Mitnitski A, Rockwood K.
Age Ageing. 2014 Jan;43(1):127-32. doi: 10.1093/ageing/aft156. Epub 2013 Oct 30.

Improved targeting of cancer care for older patients: a systematic review of the utility of comprehensive geriatric assessment.
Ramjaun A, Nassif MO, Krotneva S, Huang AR, Meguerditchian AN.
J Geriatr Oncol. 2013 Jul;4(3):271-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2013.04.002. Epub 2013 May 7. Review.

A controlled evaluation of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency department: the ‘Emergency Frailty Unit’.
Conroy SP, Ansari K, Williams M, Laithwaite E, Teasdale B, Dawson J, Mason S, Banerjee J.
Age Ageing. 2014 Jan;43(1):109-14. doi: 10.1093/ageing/aft087. Epub 2013 Jul 23.Free PMC Article

Newly developed comprehensive geriatric assessment initiative “Dr. SUPERMAN” as a convenient screening test.
Iwamoto T, Hanyu H, Umahara T, Sakurai H, Kanaya K.
Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2013 Jul;13(3):811-2. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12038.

Physical performance measures: an important component of the comprehensive geriatric assessment.
Wells M, Wade M.
Nurse Pract. 2013 Jun 10;38(6):48-53. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000429895.41373.7e.

Comprehensive geriatric assessment in oncology.
Mohile SG, Magnuson A.
Interdiscip Top Gerontol. 2013;38:85-103. doi: 10.1159/000343608. Epub 2013 Jan 17. Review.

Geriatric assessment of older adults with heart failure: an essential tool in planning of care.
Green P, Maurer MS.
Am J Med. 2013 Feb;126(2):93-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.11.007. No abstract available.Free PMC Article

Gait speed as a measure in geriatric assessment in clinical settings: a systematic review.
Peel NM, Kuys SS, Klein K.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Jan;68(1):39-46. doi: 10.1093/gerona/gls174. Epub 2012 Aug 24. Review.

NEW! Comprehensive geriatric assessment of a patient with complex needs.
Birch D.
Nurs Older People. 2016 May;28(4):16-20. doi: 10.7748/nop.28.4.16.s20.

NEW! The complexity of pain assessment in older people.
Gregory J.
Nurs Older People. 2015 Oct;27(8):16-21. doi: 10.7748/nop.27.8.16.e738.

NEW! Applying comprehensive geriatric assessment to investigate falls.
Rodgers G.
Nurs Older People. 2016 Apr;28(3):27-31. doi: 10.7748/nop.28.3.27.s24.

NEW! Comprehensive geriatric assessment during emergency admission.
James J.
Nurs Older People. 2016 Mar;28(2):16-22. doi: 10.7748/nop.28.2.16.s20.

NEW! Nutritional status assessment in geriatrics: Consensus declaration by the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology Nutrition Work Group.
Camina-Martín MA, de Mateo-Silleras B, Malafarina V, Lopez-Mongil R, Niño-Martín V, López-Trigo JA, Redondo-del-Río MP.
Maturitas. 2015 Jul;81(3):414-9. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.04.018. Epub 2015 May 14. Review.

NEW! Considerations in selection of diet assessment methods for examining the effect of nutrition on cognition.
Zuniga K, McAuley E.
J Nutr Health Aging. 2015 Mar;19(3):333-40. doi: 10.1007/s12603-014-0566-5. Review.

NEW! Functional assessment of nutrition status.
Russell MK.
Nutr Clin Pract. 2015 Apr;30(2):211-8. doi: 10.1177/0884533615570094. Epub 2015 Feb 13. Review.

NEW! The Montreal Cognitive Assessment as a Screening Tool for Preoperative Cognitive Impairment inGeriatric Patients.
Vichitvejpaisal P, Preechakoon B, Supaprom W, Sriputtaruk S, Rodpaewpaln S, Saen-Ubol R, Vessuwan K.
J Med Assoc Thai. 2015 Aug;98(8):782-9.

NEW! Preoperative Assessment of Geriatric Patients.
Nakhaie M, Tsai A.
Anesthesiol Clin. 2015 Sep;33(3):471-80. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2015.05.005. Epub 2015 Jul 7. Review.

NEW! Geriatric syndromes and geriatric assessment for the generalist.
Carlson C, Merel SE, Yukawa M.
Med Clin North Am. 2015 Mar;99(2):263-79. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2014.11.003. Epub 2015 Jan 10. Review.

NEW! “It’s MAGIC”–development of a manageable geriatric assessment for general practice use.
Barkhausen T, Junius-Walker U, Hummers-Pradier E, Mueller CA, Theile G.
BMC Fam Pract. 2015 Jan 22;16:4. doi: 10.1186/s12875-014-0215-4.
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NEW! Comprehensive geriatric assessment in elderly patients with dementia.
Namioka N, Hanyu H, Hatanaka H, Fukasawa R, Sakurai H, Iwamoto T.
Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2015 Jan;15(1):27-33. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12217. Epub 2014 Aug 27.

NEW! The state-of-“cultural validity” of self-report pain assessment tools in diverse older adults.
Booker SS, Herr K.
Pain Med. 2015 Feb;16(2):232-9. doi: 10.1111/pme.12496. Epub 2014 Sep 15. Review.
Free Article

NEW!  Rapid Geriatric Assessment

Clinical Decision Making

A collaborative teaching strategy for enhancing learning of evidence-based clinical decision-making.
Scott PJ, Altenburger PA, Kean J.
J Allied Health. 2011 Fall;40(3):120-7.
Adopting evidence-based practice in clinical decision making: nurses’ perceptions, knowledge, and barriers.
Majid S, Foo S, Luyt B, Zhang X, Theng YL, Chang YK, Mokhtar IA.
J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 Jul;99(3):229-36. Free PMC Article
The role of analogy-guided learning experiences in enhancing students’ clinical decision-makingskills.
Edelen BG, Bell AA.J Nurs Educ. 2011 Aug;50(8):453-60. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20110517-06. Epub 2011 May 17.
Integrating clinical research into clinical decision making.
Tonelli MR.
Ann Ist Super Sanita. 2011;47(1):26-30. Review.
Whole mind and shared mind in clinical decision-making.
Epstein RM.
Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Feb;90(2):200-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.06.035. Epub 2012 Aug 11. Review.

NEW!  Nurse practitioners versus doctors diagnostic reasoning in a complex case presentation to an acute tertiary hospital: a comparative study.Pirret AM, Neville SJ, La Grow SJ. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Mar;52(3):716-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.08.009. Epub 2014 Sep 3.

  Supporting generalist nurses in the rural setting with the introduction of a clinical assessmentprocess. Rabbetts L.
Int J Palliat Nurs. 2016 Mar;22(3):120-8. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2016.22.3.120.

   BETWEEN REASON, SCIENCE AND CULTURE: BIOMEDICAL DECISION-MAKING. Fortin S. J Int Bioethique. 2015 Dec;26(4):39-56, 153-4.

  Understanding complex clinical reasoning in infectious diseases for improving clinical decision support design.
Islam R, Weir CR, Jones M, Del Fiol G, Samore MH. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2015 Nov 30;15:101. doi: 10.1186/s12911-015-0221-z. Free PMC Article

 Web-Based Immersive Virtual Patient Simulators: Positive Effect on Clinical Reasoning in Medical Education. Kleinert R, Heiermann N, Plum PS, Wahba R, Chang DH, Maus M, Chon SH, Hoelscher AH, Stippel DL. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Nov 17;17(11):e263. doi: 10.2196/jmir.5035. Free PMC Article

 competency-based approach to nurses’ continuing education for clinical reasoning and leadership through reflective practice in a care situation.
 Goudreau J, Pepin J, Larue C, Dubois S, Descôteaux R, Lavoie P, Dumont K. Nurse Educ Pract. 2015 Nov;15(6):572-8. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2015.10.013. Epub 2015 Oct 29.

Teaching and Assessing Clinical Reasoning Skills. Modi JN, Anshu, Gupta P, Singh T. Indian Pediatr. 2015 Sep;52(9):787-94.  Free Article

Using the script concordance test to assess clinical reasoning skills in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine. Wan SH. Hong Kong Med J. 2015 Oct;21(5):455-61. doi: 10.12809/hkmj154572. Epub 2015 Aug 28. Review. Free Article

  Using “think aloud” to capture clinical reasoning during patient simulation.
Burbach B, Barnason S, Thompson SA. Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh. 2015 Feb 3;12. pii: /j/ijnes.2015.12.issue-1/ijnes-2014-0044/ijnes-2014-0044.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2014-0044.

NEW!   Varieties of clinical reasoning. Bolton JW. J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Jun;21(3):486-9. doi: 10.1111/jep.12309. Epub 2015 Feb 4.

NEW!   Self-explanation in learning clinical reasoning: the added value of examples and prompts. Chamberland M, Mamede S, St-Onge C, Setrakian J, Bergeron L, Schmidt H. Med Educ. 2015 Feb;49(2):193-202. doi: 10.1111/medu.12623.

NEW!  Fostering clinical reasoning in nursing students. Koharchik L, Caputi L, Robb M, Culleiton AL. Am J Nurs. 2015 Jan;115(1):58-61. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000459638.68657.9b.

NEW!  Twelve tips to support the development of clinical reasoning skills using virtual patient cases. Posel N, Mcgee JB, Fleiszer DM. Med Teach. 2015;37(9):813-8. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2014.993951. Epub 2014 Dec 19.

NEW!   Technology-based strategies for promoting clinical reasoning skills in nursing education. Shellenbarger T, Robb M. Nurse Educ. 2015 Mar-Apr;40(2):79-82. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000111.

Specific System/Symptom Assessment


Maizels M, Wolfe WJ.
Headache. 2008 Jan;48(1):72-8. Epub 2007 Sep 12.


Does gender and ethnicity impact initial assessment and management of chest pain?
Shapiro SE, Howard PK.
Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2011 Jan-Mar;33(1):4-7.

Accuracy of general practitioners’ assessment of chest pain patients for coronary heart disease in primary care: cross-sectional study with follow-up.
Bösner S, Haasenritter J, Abu Hani M, Keller H, Sönnichsen AC, Karatolios K, Schaefer JR, Baum E, Donner-Banzhoff N.
Croat Med J. 2010 Jun;51(3):243-9. Free PMC Article

Assessment and treatment of psychological causes of chest pain.
White KS.

Med Clin North Am. 2010 Mar;94(2):291-318. Review.
The accuracy of general practitioners’ clinical assessment of chest pain patients.
Nilsson S, Ortoft K, Mölstad S.
Eur J Gen Pract. 2008;14(2):50-5.


Validated methods of cough assessment: a systematic review of the literature.
Leconte S, Ferrant D, Dory V, Degryse J.
Respiration. 2011;81(2):161-74. Epub 2010 Nov 13. Review.

New developments in the objective assessment of cough.
Smith J, Woodcock A.
Lung. 2008;186 Suppl 1:S48-54. Epub 2007 Dec 9. Review.

Chest. 2013 Dec;144(6):1819-26. doi: 10.1378/chest.13-0310.
Evaluating cough assessment tools: a systematic review.
Schmit KMCoeytaux RRGoode APMcCrory DCYancy WS JrKemper ARHasselblad VHeidenfelder BLSanders GD.


An official American Thoracic Society statement: update on the mechanisms, assessment, and management of dyspnea.
Parshall MB, Schwartzstein RM, Adams L, Banzett RB, Manning HL, Bourbeau J, Calverley PM, Gift AG, Harver A, Lareau SC, Mahler DA, Meek PM, O’Donnell DE; American Thoracic Society Committee on Dyspnea.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Feb 15;185(4):435-52.


systematic review of advanced practice nurses’ skin cancer assessment barriers, skin lesion recognition skills, and skin cancer training activities.
Loescher LJ, Harris JM Jr, Curiel-Lewandrowski C.
J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2011 Dec;23(12):667-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2011.00659.x. Epub 2011 Aug 5. Review

NEW!  The skin in psoriasis: assessment and challenges.
Oji V, Luger TA.
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2015 Sep-Oct;33(5 Suppl 93):S14-9. Epub 2015 Oct 15. Review.


Diet assessment methods: a guide for oncology nurses.
Ralph JL, Von Ah D, Scheett AJ, Hoverson BS, Anderson CM.
Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2011 Dec;15(6):E114-21.


Quantitative ultrasound of the heel and fracture risk assessment: an updated meta-analysis.
Moayyeri A, Adams JE, Adler RA, Krieg MA, Hans D, Compston J, Lewiecki EM.
Osteoporos Int. 2012 Jan;23(1):143-53. Epub 2011 Oct 27.

Assessment of fracture risk.
Baim S.
Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;37(3):453-70, vii.

Osteoporosis Canada 2010 guidelines for the assessment of fracture risk.
Lentle B, Cheung AM, Hanley DA, Leslie WD, Lyons D, Papaioannou A, Atkinson S, Brown JP, Feldman S, Hodsman AB, Jamal AS, Josse RG, Kaiser SM, Kvern B, Morin S, Siminoski K; Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada.
Can Assoc Radiol J. 2011 Nov;62(4):243-50. Erratum in: Can Assoc Radiol J. 2012 May;63(2):78.

Bone turnover markers for osteoporotic status assessment? A systematic review of their diagnosis value at baseline in osteoporosis.
Biver E, Chopin F, Coiffier G, Brentano TF, Bouvard B, Garnero P, Cortet B.
Joint Bone Spine. 2012 Jan;79(1):20-5. Epub 2011 Jul 2. Review.


Predicting mortality with severity assessment tools in out-patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
Akram AR, Chalmers JD, Hill AT.
QJM. 2011 Oct;104(10):871-9. Epub 2011 Jul 18.

NEW!  Evaluation of Occupational and Environmental Factors in the Assessment of Chronic Cough in Adults: A Systematic Review.
Tarlo SM, Altman KW, French CT, Diekemper RL, Irwin RS.
Chest. 2016 Jan;149(1):143-60. doi: 10.1378/chest.15-1877. Epub 2016 Jan 6. Review.


Studies comparing Numerical Rating Scales, Verbal Rating Scales, and Visual Analogue Scales forassessment of pain intensity in adults: a systematic literature review.
Hjermstad MJ, Fayers PM, Haugen DF, Caraceni A, Hanks GW, Loge JH, Fainsinger R, Aass N, Kaasa S; European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC).
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Jun;41(6):1073-93. Review.

Assessment and treatment of pain in children and adolescents.
Lalloo C, Stinson JN.
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Apr;28(2):315-30. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2014.05.003. Review.

The assessment and management of peri-operative pain in older adults.
Schofield PA.
Anaesthesia. 2014 Jan;69 Suppl 1:54-60. doi: 10.1111/anae.12520. Review.

Pain assessment and measurement in neonates: an updated review.
Cong X, McGrath JM, Cusson RM, Zhang D.
Adv Neonatal Care. 2013 Dec;13(6):379-95. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0b013e3182a41452. Review.

The importance of psychological assessment in chronic pain.
Williams DA.
Curr Opin Urol. 2013 Nov;23(6):554-9. doi: 10.1097/MOU.0b013e3283652af1. Review.

Review of neuropathic pain screening and assessment tools.
Jones RC 3rd, Backonja MM.
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2013 Sep;17(9):363. doi: 10.1007/s11916-013-0363-6. Review.

Assessment of pain in the neonate.
Maxwell LG, Malavolta CP, Fraga MV.
Clin Perinatol. 2013 Sep;40(3):457-69. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2013.05.001. Epub 2013 Jul 3. Review.

Assessment of patients with chronic pain.
Dansie EJ, Turk DC.
Br J Anaesth. 2013 Jul;111(1):19-25. doi: 10.1093/bja/aet124. Review.
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The challenges of cancer pain assessment and management.
Shute C.
Ulster Med J. 2013 Jan;82(1):40-2. Review. No abstract available.
Free PMC Article

Pain assessment in the cognitively impaired or demented older adult.
Somes J, Donatelli NS.
J Emerg Nurs. 2013 Mar;39(2):164-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2012.11.012. Epub 2013 Feb 4. Review.

Loncarić-Katušin M, Milošević M, Žilić A, Mišković P, Majerić-Kogler V, Žunić J.
Acta Clin Croat. 2016 Mar;55 Suppl 1:19-26.

NEW!  The complexity of pain assessment in older people.
Gregory J.
Nurs Older People. 2015 Oct;27(8):16-21. doi: 10.7748/nop.27.8.16.e738.

NEW!  Acute pain assessment tools: let us move beyond simple pain ratings.
Gordon DB.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015 Oct;28(5):565-9. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000225. Review.

NEW!  Chronic pain assessment.
Seroussi R.
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2015 May;26(2):185-99. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.12.009. Epub 2015 Mar 5. Review.

NEW!  The state-of-“cultural validity” of self-report pain assessment tools in diverse older adults.
Booker SS, Herr K.
Pain Med. 2015 Feb;16(2):232-9. doi: 10.1111/pme.12496. Epub 2014 Sep 15. Review.
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Left atrial function: physiology, assessment, and clinical implications.
Blume GG, Mcleod CJ, Barnes ME, Seward JB, Pellikka PA, Bastiansen PM, Tsang TS.
Eur J Echocardiogr. 2011 Jun;12(6):421-30. Epub 2011 May 12. Review.
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Cardiac risk assessment before non-cardiac surgery.
Pannell LM, Reyes EM, Underwood SR.
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Apr;14(4):316-22. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jes288. Epub 2013 Jan 2. Review.

NEW! Heart Rate Variability as a Method for Assessment of the Autonomic Nervous System and the Adaptations to Different Physiological and Pathological Conditions.
Taralov ZZ, Terziyski KV, Kostianev SS.
Folia Med (Plovdiv). 2015 Jul-Dec;57(3-4):173-80. doi: 10.1515/folmed-2015-0036. Review.

Sanderson J, Tuttle N, Box R, Reul-Hirche HM, Laakso EL.
Lymphology. 2015 Dec;48(4):175-83.

NEW! Assessment of Cardiac Function–Basic Principles and Approaches.
Spinale FG.
Compr Physiol. 2015 Sep 20;5(4):1911-46. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c140054. Review.

NEW! Non-cardiac chest pain: a clinical assessment tool.
Lanham DA, Taylor AN, Chessell SJ, Lanham JG.
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2015 May;76(5):296-300. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2015.76.5.296.

 NEW! Cardiac risk assessment: decreasing postoperative complications.
Thanavaro JL.
AORN J. 2015 Feb;101(2):201-12. doi: 10.1016/j.aorn.2014.03.014.

NEW! Non-cardiac chest pain: a clinical assessment tool.
Lanham DA, Taylor AN, Chessell SJ, Lanham JG.
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NEW! Non-invasive assessment of low risk acute chest pain in the emergency department: A comparative meta-analysis of prospective studies.
Romero J, Husain SA, Holmes AA, Kelesidis I, Chavez P, Mojadidi MK, Levsky JM, Wever-Pinzon O, Taub C, Makani H, Travin MI, Piña IL, Garcia MJ.
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The assessment and management of suicide risk: state of workshop education.
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Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2011 Jun;41(3):255-76. doi: 10.1111/j.1943-278X.2011.00026.x. Epub 2011 Apr 7. Review.

Do mental health professionals enquire about childhood sexual abuse during routine mental healthassessment in acute mental health settings? A substantive literature review.
Hepworth I, McGowan L.
J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2013 Aug;20(6):473-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2012.01939.x. Epub 2012 Jun 15.Review.

Assessment of the person with late-life depression.
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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Dec;36(4):545-60. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2013.08.004. Epub 2013 Oct 6. Review.

Assessment of depression in medical patients: a systematic review of the utility of the BeckDepression Inventory-II.
Wang YP, Gorenstein C.
Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2013 Sep;68(9):1274-87. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2013(09)15. Review.

Therapeutic risk management of the suicidal patient: augmenting clinical suicide risk assessmentwith structured instruments.
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J Psychiatr Pract. 2013 Sep;19(5):406-9. doi: 10.1097/01.pra.0000435039.68179.70. Review.

Suicide risk assessment and formulation: an update.
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Asian J Psychiatr. 2013 Oct;6(5):430-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2013.07.005. Epub 2013 Aug 7. Review.

NEW!  Development of a brief screening tool for women’s mental health assessment in refugee settings: A psychometric evaluation.
Bell SA, Lori J, Redman R, Seng J.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Jul;52(7):1202-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.04.003. Epub 2015 Apr 9.
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NEW!  Next-generation psychiatric assessment: Using smartphone sensors to monitor behavior andmental health.
Ben-Zeev D, Scherer EA, Wang R, Xie H, Campbell AT.
Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2015 Sep;38(3):218-26. doi: 10.1037/prj0000130. Epub 2015 Apr 6. Erratum in: Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2015 Dec;38(4):313.
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Data collection variation in preoperative assessment: a literature review.
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Comput Inform Nurs. 2011 Nov;29(11):662-70. doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e31820660bb. Review.

Preoperative assessment of the older patient: a narrative review.
Oresanya LB, Lyons WL, Finlayson E.
JAMA. 2014 May;311(20):2110-20. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.4573. Review.

Preoperative assessment and premedication in paediatrics.
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Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2013 Nov;30(11):645-50. doi: 10.1097/EJA.0b013e328360c3e2. Review.

NEW!  Pre-operative haematological assessment in patients scheduled for major surgery.
Muñoz M, Gómez-Ramírez S, Kozek-Langeneker S.
Anaesthesia. 2016 Jan;71 Suppl 1:19-28. doi: 10.1111/anae.13304. Review.


Careful assessment the key to diagnosing adolescent heel pain.
Davison MJ, David-West SK, Duncan R.
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Bone fractures: assessment and management.
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Aust Dent J. 2016 Mar;61 Suppl 1:74-81. doi: 10.1111/adj.12399.

Assessment of spinal pain.
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Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2014 Dec;28(6):875-87. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2015.04.031. Epub 2015 May 28. Review.

The assessment and treatment of back and neck pain: an initial investigation in a primary care practice-based research network.
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Pain assessment in children: validity of facial expression items in observational pain scales.
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Clin J Pain. 2015 Mar;31(3):189-97. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000103.

Teaching child psychiatric assessment skills: Using pediatric mental health screening tools.
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Drawing helps children to talk about their presenting problems during a mental healthassessment.
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Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015 Jan;20(1):68-83. doi: 10.1177/1359104513496261. Epub 2013 Jul 31.

What do nurses think they are doing in pre-school autism assessment?
Halpin J.
Br J Nurs. 2016 Mar 24-Apr 13;25(6):319-23. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.6.319.


Chronic pelvic pain syndrome: role of a thorough clinical assessment. Quaghebeur J, Wyndaele JJ. Scand J Urol. 2015 Apr;49(2):81-9. doi: 10.3109/21681805.2014.961546. Epub 2014 Sep 25. Review.

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence in women. Ostle Z. Br J Nurs. 2016 Jan 28-Feb 10;25(2):84-91. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.2.84.

Development of a brief screening tool for women’s mental health assessment in refugee settings: A psychometric evaluation. Bell SA, Lori J, Redman R, Seng J. Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Jul;52(7):1202-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.04.003. Epub 2015 Apr 9. Free PMC Article


Teaching health science students foundation motivational interviewing skills: use of motivationalinterviewing treatment integrity and self-reflection to approach transformative learning. M SA, S L, E R, C LJ. BMC Med Educ. 2015 Dec 21;15:228. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0512-1. Free PMC Article

Responding to Young People’s Health Risks in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomised Trial of Training Clinicians in Screening and Motivational Interviewing. Sanci L, Chondros P, Sawyer S, Pirkis J, Ozer E, Hegarty K, Yang F, Grabsch B, Shiell A, Cahill H, Ambresin AE, Patterson E, Patton G. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 30;10(9):e0137581. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137581. eCollection 2015. Free PMC Article

The effectiveness of motivational interviewing for health behaviour change in primary care settings: a systematic review. Morton K, Beauchamp M, Prothero A, Joyce L, Saunders L, Spencer-Bowdage S, Dancy B, Pedlar C. Health Psychol Rev. 2015;9(2):205-23. doi: 10.1080/17437199.2014.882006. Epub 2014 Feb 12. Review.

Primary care nurses’ performance in motivational interviewing: a quantitative descriptive study. Östlund AS, Kristofferzon ML, Häggström E, Wadensten B. BMC Fam Pract. 2015 Jul 25;16:89. doi: 10.1186/s12875-015-0304-z. Free PMC Article

Training primary care clinicians in motivational interviewing: a comparison of two models. Fu SS, Roth C, Battaglia CT, Nelson DB, Farmer MM, Do T, Goldstein MG, Widome R, Hagedorn H, Zillich AJ. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Jan;98(1):61-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2014.10.007. Epub 2014 Oct 17.

Motivational interviewing: experiences of primary care nurses trained in the method. Östlund AS, Wadensten B, Kristofferzon ML, Häggström E. Nurse Educ Pract. 2015 Mar;15(2):111-8.

Advancing methods for reliably assessing motivational interviewing fidelity using the motivationalinterviewing skills code.Lord SP, Can D, Yi M, Marin R, Dunn CW, Imel ZE, Georgiou P, Narayanan S, Steyvers M, Atkins DC. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Feb;49:50-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2014.08.005. Epub 2014 Aug 29.  Free PMC Article