Materials for Healthcare Providers | STEADI - Older Adult Fall Prevention | CDC Injury Center
A year-old man presented to the TB Clinic with symptoms of progressive shortness of breath and cough with greenish sputum production. He was HIV negative at this time. Past history revealed that he was in good health till when he was diagnosed to have active typical tuberculosis TB and treated successfully with the regular TB drugs at that time. As he showed clinical signs of disease, he was prescribed other antibiotics specific for this infection. It was recommended that he take these medications for at least a year with regular medical follow-up.
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A more recent article on geriatric assessment is available. Abstract Functional Ability Physical Health Cognition and Mental Health Socioenvironmental Circumstances Problem List References Article Sections Abstract Functional Ability Physical Health Cognition and Mental Health Socioenvironmental Circumstances Problem List References The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older person's functional ability, physical health, cognition and mental health, and socioenvironmental circumstances. It is usually initiated when the physician identifies a potential problem. Specific elements of physical health that are evaluated include nutrition, vision, hearing, fecal and urinary continence, and balance.