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Older Adult (Ages 60-90+) Assessments

The Older Adult forms (OABCL and OASR) can greatly improve assessment in a variety of contexts, including psychiatric and psychological evaluations; medical care; assessments following significant life changes, such as loss of a loved one or a move to an assisted living environment; and evaluations before and after planned changes and interventions.

Sample Forms

The 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.

Cross-informant comparisons make it easy to see similarities and differences between self-reports and reports by other people

Greatly 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.

It is especially helpful to have forms completed at regular intervals, such as 2 months, to determine whether functioning is improving, worsening, or stable.

Older Adult (OASR/60-90+& OABCL/60-90+) Scales

Adaptive Functioning Scales: Friends; Spouse/ Partner; Personal Strengths

Syndrome Scales: Anxious/Depressed; Worries; Somatic Complaints; Functional Impairment; Memory/Cognition Problems; Thought Problems; and Irritable/Disinhibited

DSM-oriented Scales: Depressive Problems; Anxiety Problems; Somatic Problems; Dementia Problems; Psychotic Problems; and Antisocial Personality Problems


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