As part of SETMA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home, we annually complete five quesitonaires for each each patient to assess each of the following:
- Fall Risk
- Pain Assessment
- Functional Assessment
The standard is that each should be completed on all patients at least once a year and more frequently if a change in conditions dictates. The Fall Risk should be completed on all pateints over 50 and on younger pateints who as a result of chornic condition aer at risk of falling.
Provider performance on these questionaires is publicly reported below. The content of the questions aer as follows:
Once the Fall Risk Assessment is completed, the provider should, on the basis of the score, access the “Guidelines for Fall Precaution” and prepare a plan for preventing falls.
Source -- Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale -- American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349.
(Source: NIH. (2007). National Institutes of Health. Pain Intensity Scales Retrieved January 17, 2007NIH. (2007). National Institutes of Health. Pain Intensity Scales Retrieved January 17, 2007
The Stress Assessment based on the Score
|>=80 points||You have an excellent resistance to stress.|
|>=60 points||You may be somewhat vulnerable to stress.|
|<60 points||You may be seriously vulnerable to stress.|
(Source: University of California, Berkley Wellness Letter, August 1995. Scale Developers: Lyle Miller and Alma Dell Smith of Boston University Medical Center)
Wellness Assessment results based on the Score
|< 5 points||Poor|
|20-29 points||Very good|
(Source: University of Wisconsin, Health Promotion and Human Development Department. Developers: Anne Abbott, Jane P. Jones and John Munson)