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Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Instrument (ORAI) The Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Instrument (ORAI) was developed and validated in a cohort of Canadian women and had a sensitivity of 94.4% and specificity of 41.4% in that population. Senior
Fracture Risk Assessment Tool - FRAX The FRAX® tool was developed by the World Heath Organization to evaluate fracture risk of patients. It is based on individual patient models that integrate the risks associated with clinical risk factors as well as bone mineral density (BMD) at the femoral neck. Adult, Senior
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
The Community Guide: Physical Activity The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends several community-based interventions to promote physical activity. Adult, Senior
The Community Guide: Nutrition The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends several community-based interventions to promote a healthy diet. Adult, Senior
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
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
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
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). Pediatric, Adolescent
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
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015--2020 The 2015--2020 Dietary Guidelines is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns -- the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. Adult, Senior
HCUP Statistical Brief: Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, 2005--2014 Statistical Brief from AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Adult
Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Calculator Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack - This risk assessment tool uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to predict a person’s chance of having a heart attack in the next ten years. This tool is designed for adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes. Adult
Viral Hepatitis: Professional Resources Resources on hepatitis B for professionals Adolescent, Senior, Adult
National Domestic Violence Hotline Resources for victims and survivors Adolescent, Senior, Adult
Lung Cancer Screening (PDQ)--Health Professional Version Resource for health professionals from the National Cancer Institute Adult, Senior
American Academy of Pediatrics Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool Policy Objective: Support for Cessation Services Setting: Practice Pediatric, Adolescent
Depression Screener from the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) One of the most common screening tests for helping an individual to determine his or her depression quotient, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) was originally developed by Lenore Radloff of Utah State University. The quick self-test measures depressive feelings and behaviors during the past week. Adult
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