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OBJECTIVE To document within-client change in function and quality of life over 6 months, and determine whether social service interventions, comorbidity, depressive symptoms, social support and stress are predictors of within-patient change. METHOD Assess homebound elderly referred for social services on depressive symptoms measured by the Geriatric(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a scale that identifies hospitalized patients in need of physical therapy (PT) and/or occupational therapy (OT) assessments. Preliminary scale items were tested for reliability among 52 patients and remaining items were then administered to 299 patients and items that were associated with the concept of ‘need for an(More)
Early identification of patients who need a social work evaluation is integral to effective discharge planning. This article describes the development and application of the Social Work Admission Assessment Tool (SWAAT), a six-item scale that identifies patients with complicated discharge needs who require a social work evaluation. It addresses ambulation,(More)
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