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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
9-Question Patient Health Questionnaire - Depression Screener The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) offers clinicians concise, self-administered screening and diagnostic tools for mental health disorders, which have been field-tested in office practice. The screener is quick and user-friendly, improving the recognition rate of depression and anxiety and facilitating diagnosis and treatment. Pediatric, Senior, Adult, Adolescent
5 R's to Treat Tobacco Use The U.S. Surgeon General has said, “Smoking cessation [stopping smoking] represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives.” Patients not ready to make a quit attempt may respond to a motivational intervention. The clinician can motivate patients to consider a quit attempt with the "5 R's": Relevance, Risks, Rewards, Roadblocks, and Repetition. Adolescent, Senior, Adult
5 A's Behavioral Counseling Framework The 5 A’s model (ask, advise, assess, assist, and arrange) is a tool to assist clinicians in asking patients about their health behaviors and, if patients are found to be at risk, advising them to modify their behavior, assessing their interest in doing so, assisting in their efforts to change, and arranging appropriate follow-up. Pediatric, Senior, Adult, Adolescent
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