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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
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
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
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
AHRQ Views: AHRQ's Role in Combating Obesity Blog posting 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
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
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
American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool Policy Objective: Support for Cessation Services Setting: Practice Pediatric, Adolescent
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
Background Information N/A Adult
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
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
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
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
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
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
CDC Resource Page on Intimate Partner Violence A compendium of information on Intimate Partner Violence from the CDC. Pediatric, Senior, Adult, 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
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
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