OASR obtains older adults self-reports of diverse
aspects of adaptive functioning and problems. The OABCL
is a parallel form for obtaining reports from people who
know the adult well.
comparisons make it easy to see similarities and differences
between self-reports and reports by other people
improve assessment in contexts such as: psychiatric and
psychological evaluations; medical care, including routine
care and evaluation of functioning following events such
as strokes, falls, and illnesses; following significant
life changes, such as loss of a loved one, moves to retirement
communities, assisted living, and nursing homes; and evaluations
before and after planned changes and interventions.
is especially helpful to have forms completed at regular
intervals, such as 2 months, to determine whether functioning
is improving, worsening, or stable.
Adult (OASR/60-90+& OABCL/60-90+) Scales
Functioning Scales: Friends; Spouse/ Partner; Personal
Scales: Anxious/Depressed; Worries; Somatic Complaints;
Functional Impairment; Memory/Cognition Problems; Thought
Problems; and Irritable/Disinhibited
Scales: Depressive Problems; Anxiety Problems; Somatic
Problems; Dementia Problems; Psychotic Problems; and Antisocial