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DAST - Drug Abuse Screening Test The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) was developed in 1982 and is a 28-item self-report scale that consists of items that parallel those of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST). The DAST has “exhibited valid psychometric properties” and has been found to be “a sensitive screening instrument for the abuse of drugs other than alcohol". Adult, Senior
Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. is a web portal that links to comprehensive cancer control resources for public health professionals. It is a U.S. Government site sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Commission on Cancer. Pediatric, Senior, Adult, Adolescent
Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care was established by the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop clinical practice guidelines that support primary care providers in delivering preventive health care. Pediatric, Senior, Adult, Adolescent
CRAFFT - 6-item substance abuse screening instrument for adolescents The CRAFFT is a behavioral health screening tool for use with children under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse. It consists of a series of 6 questions developed to screen adolescents for high risk alcohol and other drug use disorders simultaneously. It is a short, effective screening tool meant to assess whether a longer conversation about the context of use, frequency, and other risks and consequences of alcohol and other drug use is warranted. The questions should be asked exactly as written. A pocket card with the CRAFFT questions is available for clinical use. Adolescent
CDC Testing Recommendations for Hepatitis C Virus Infection CDC’s testing recommendations for hepatitis C virus infection are outlined at the link. Adult, Senior
CDC Resource Page on Intimate Partner Violence A compendium of information on Intimate Partner Violence from the CDC. Pediatric, Senior, Adult, Adolescent
CAGE - Alcohol Screening Instrument The CAGE questionnaire can identify alcohol problems over the lifetime. Two positive responses are considered a positive test and indicate further assessment is warranted. The CAGE questions can be used in the clinical setting using informal phrasing. It has been demonstrated that they are most effective when used as part of a general health history and should not be preceded by questions about how much or how frequently the patient drinks. Adolescent, Senior, Adult
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool from the National Cancer Institute The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool is an interactive tool designed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) to estimate a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool may be updated periodically as new data or research becomes available. Adult
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. This tool is a calculator to determine an individual's BMI number. Adolescent, Senior, Adult
Behavioral Weight Loss Interventions to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult, Senior
Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Pediatric, Senior, Adult, Adolescent
Beck Depression Inventory-Primary Care Version [BDI-PC] The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is a 21-item, self-report rating inventory that measures characteristic attitudes and symptoms of depression. (Beck, et al., 1961) Adolescent, Senior, Adult
Background Information N/A Adult
Aspirin to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: AFP's Putting Prevention Into Practice The journal American Family Physician (AFP) provides a series of short case studies and quizzes based on recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adult, Senior
American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool Policy Objective: Support for Cessation Services Setting: Practice Pediatric, Adolescent
Alzheimer's and Dementia Resources for Professionals Access free clinical practice tools, training materials, and more resources for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals. From the National Institute on Aging. Senior
AUDIT - Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test for Adolescents The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) focuses on drinking patterns and alcohol-related behaviors. Research supports use of the AUDIT for adolescents ages 14 to 18, with cut points of 2 for identifying any alcohol problem use and 3 for alcohol abuse or dependence (Knight et al., 2003). http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/clinical-guides-and-manuals/alcohol-screening-and-brief-intervention-youth/resources Pediatric, Adolescent
ASSIST - Brief interview about alcohol, tobacco products and other drugs A brief interview about alcohol, tobacco products, and other drugs asking questions about substance use across lifetime and in the past three months. Adolescent, Senior, Adult
AHRQ Views: AHRQ's Role in Combating Obesity Blog posting Pediatric, Adolescent
A Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Questionnaire The SEEK project, funded by the US DHHS, Administration on Children and Families, the CDC, and the Doris Duke Foundation, offers a practical approach to the identification and management of targeted risk factors for child maltreatment for families with children aged 0-5, integrated into pediatric primary care. By addressing these problems, SEEK aims to strengthen families, support parents, and thereby enhance children's health, development and safety, while helping to prevent child maltreatment. Source: SEEK Project | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/programs/childrens/services/child-protection/seek-project#ixzz2wLQrczOK University of Maryland Medical Center Follow: @UMMC on Twitter | MedCenter on Facebook Pediatric
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