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Functional and Cognitive Assessment of the Geriatric Patient

Functional and Cognitive Assessment of the Geriatric Patient

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Author(s):  
Peter Boling, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20552
Date Posted: 
10/29/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
10/29/2009
Abstract: 

This product is a slide show presentation and audio recording of Dr. Boling's lecture. In the presentation, Dr. Boling defines functional and cognitive assessment and explains its importance. He explains how to perform the assessment tests and there are videos for visual demonstration.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, learners should: - Know what functional assessment is. - Know why we do it. - Learn basic skills for assessing physical and cognitive function.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To play this presentation, you must have Flash Player 8 or higher and an internet connection.

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Suggested Citation:
Peter Boling. Functional and Cognitive Assessment of the Geriatric Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20552