Assessing behavioral health using OASIS: part 2: cognitive impairment, problematic behaviors, and anxiety.
Community Health Nursing
Practice Guidelines as Topic
This article is the second of a two-part series on assessing behavioral health in adult and elderly home care patients using OASIS. Part 1 presented an assessment approach for depressive symptoms and suicidality. This article presents the assessment of cognitive impairment, problematic behaviors, and anxiety using OASIS as a framework and stresses the importance of direct questioning. Case scenarios and guidelines for referral for further evaluation and possible treatment are provided.