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Assessment

Name: Assessment
Description: An assessment is the process of evaluating organism attributes via an assessment instrument that results in an assessment measure which may be interpreted in a phenotypical domain., * A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something. (NCI) * Administration of tests, and analysis and interpretation of test scores in order to measure differences between individuals or between test performances of the same individual on different occasions. (PSY)
Synonym(s): test, evaluation
Has role: Instrument role
Super-category: Planned process
*Id: birnlex_2018
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Affective assessment An neuropsychiatric instrument consisting of a series of patient-answer and/or clinician-answered questions designed to assess the affective state of the patient. Typically score ranges are mapped to particular stages or states along an affective continuum such as depressive state.
Behavioral assessment
Cognitive assessment
Demographic assessment An assessment of the statistical characterization of human populations or segments of human populations (e.g., characterization by age, sex, race, or income). (NCI)
Developmental assessment A evaluative instrument collecting together either subject and/or clinician-answered questions related to evaluating the developmental stage of the subject.
Education assessment Assessment of a demographic parameter indicating the number of years of schooling or the highest level of achievement at school. (NCI); Assessment of educational attainment or level of education of individuals. (MSH) education
Ethnicity assessment Assessment of an individual's cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships. (MSH); Assessment of an individual's social group characterized by a distinctive social and cultural tradition maintained from generation to generation, a common history and origin and a sense of identification with the group; members of the group have distinctive features in their way of life, shared experiences and often a common genetic heritage; these features may be reflected in their experience of health and disease. (NCI); Assessment of an individual's ethnicity - an arbitrary classification of the social group a person belongs to, and either identifies with or is identified with by others, as a result of a complex of cultural, biological, geographical and other factors such as linguistic, dietary and religion traditions; ancestry, background, allegiance, or association; and physical characteristics traditionally associated with race. Increasingly the concept is used synonymously with race but this use trend has a pragmatic basis rather than scientific. (NCI); ethnicity
Familial member assessment Assessment of status of familial relation of patient under study.
Father's education Assessment of an individual's father's demographic parameter indicating the number of years of schooling or the highest level of achievement at school. (NCI); Assessment of an individual's father's educational attainment or level of education of individuals. (MSH)
Father's occupation An assessment of an individual's mother's work specialties as defined by duties and required skills. Use a more specific term if possible. (PSY); An assessment of an individual's mother's crafts, trades, professions, or other means of earning a living. (MSH); An assessment an individual's mother's principal activity that a person does to earn money. (NCI)
Father's occupation (birnlex 3022) An assessment of an individual's father's work specialties as defined by duties and required skills. Use a more specific term if possible. (PSY); An assessment of an individual's father's crafts, trades, professions, or other means of earning a living. (MSH); An assessment an individual's father's principal activity that a person does to earn money. (NCI)
Favorites assessment An assessment of an indivdual's preferred category exemplars. Assessed on items such as food, color, tv show, etc. Typically used for regression testing of databases. favorites
Functional motor assessment An assessment designed to test functional motor abilities
Gender assessment An assessment of gender, the assemblage of properties that distinguish people on the basis of their societal roles. (NCI) An assessment of gender, the socially-constructed identity of male or female. (MSH); An assessment of the sex of an organism.(BIRNLex). gender
Genetic assessment A evaluative instrument collecting together either individual and/or pedigree related questions and/or data values all designed to evaluate the dependence of a particular trait or disorder on genetic variability.
Hallucination assessment An assessment of a hallucination, a false sensory perception in the absence of an external stimulus, as distinct from an illusion which is a misperception of an external stimulus. (from Wikipedia) (NCI); An assessment of hallucinations, subjectively experienced sensations in the absence of an appropriate stimulus, but which are regarded by the individual as real. They may be of organic origin or associated with MENTAL DISORDERS. (MSH); An assessment of hallucinations, subjectively experienced sensations in the absence of an appropriate stimulus, but which are regarded by the individual as real; may be of organic origin, drug induced, or associated with a mental disorder. (CSP) hallucination
Handedness assessment Assessment of behavioral manifestations of cerebral dominance in which there is preferential use and superior functioning of either the left or the right side, as in the preferred use of the right hand or right foot. (MSH); Assessment of learned or spontaneous differential dexterity with and tendency to use one hand rather than the other. (PSY); Assessment of the preferential use of the hand of one side in voluntary motor acts. (CSP)
Living arrangement assessment An assessment of the manner in which an individual habitates, with particular reference to whom living space is shared (e.g., spouse, children, significant other, friend, other family member(s)). living arrangement
Marital status assessment Assessment of a demographic parameter indicating a person's conjugal status. Marital status categories include married, divorced, widowed, or never married. (NCI); Assessment of a demographic parameter indicating a person's status with respect to marriage, divorce, widowhood, singleness, etc. (MSH) marital status
Maternal assessment Assessment of status of the mother of patient under study.
Mental state assessment An neuropsychiatric instrument consisting of a series of patient-answer and/or clinician-answered questions designed to assess the mental state of the patient. Typically score ranges are mapped to particular stages or states along a continuum such as depressive state.
Mini mental state examination Is a neuropsychological assessment of cognitive function that is a widely used for measuring cognitive impairment. Developed in 1975 by Marshall Folstein and his colleagues (Citation)
Mother's education Assessment of an individual's mother's demographic parameter indicating the number of years of schooling or the highest level of achievement at school. (NCI); Assessment of an individual's mother's educational attainment or level of education of individuals. (MSH)
Motor assessment A task that is used to assess some aspect of motor behavior or activity, e.g., strength, dexterity, endurance
Movement control assessment A behavioral instrument consisting of a series of patient-answer and/or clinician-answered questions along with metrics for performing specific movement related tasks both voluntary and involuntary designed to assess the state of the patients pyramidal, extrapyramidal, and reflex movement pathways.
Neuropsychological assessment An assessment of neurological function associated with certain behaviors often used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury. (adapted from MeSH)
Nicotine use assessment
North American Adult Reading Test The North American Adult Reading Test (NAART) is an assessment of verbal intellectual ability. The NAART is a reliable and valid measure of verbal intelligence, comparable in psychometric properties to the WAIS-R Vocabulary test and with equal psychometric properties in young, middle-aged and older adults. Each incorrectly pronounced word is counted as one error, score range is from 0 to 60, with 0 indicating no pronunciation errors and 60 indicating pronunciation errors on all items.
Occupation assessment An assessment of an individual's work specialties as defined by duties and required skills. Use a more specific term if possible. (PSY); An assessment of an individual's crafts, trades, professions, or other means of earning a living. (MSH); An assessment of the principal activity that a person does to earn money. (NCI) occupation
Offspring cardinality assessment An assessment of the number of sons or daughters of any age, including biological offspring and sometimes including unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage; person under an age specified by law. (NCI) number of children
Paternal assessment Assessment of status of the father of patient under study.
Race assessment An assessment of an individual's race - an arbitrary classification of taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arise as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species and characterised by shared heredity, physical attributes and behavior, and in case of humans, by common history, nationality, or geographic distribution. (NCI) race
Self ordered pointing test A cognitive test comprised of used to assess memory comprised of a series of trials in which a set of stimulus items (either images or words) are spatially arranged on a display. The arrangement of stimulus items is varied from trial to trial. On each trial the participant is required to point to an item which they have not pointed to on a previous trial.
Socio-Economic Status The SES assessment is a demographic measure which rates a person's socio-economic status by scoring the education and occupation levels of a patient and his/her primary and secondary caretakers
Socio-demographic assessment A evaluative instrument collecting together either individual and/or family related questions and/or data values all designed to evaluate the dependence of a particular trait or disorder on social, economic and/or familial environmental factors.
Structured clinical interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders * The SCID is a diagnostic tool. It assesses thirty-three of the more commonly occurring psychiatric disorders described in the DSM-IV. The SCID is a semi-structured interview that allows the experienced clinician to tailor questions to fit the patient's understanding; to ask additional questions that clarify ambiguities; to challenge inconsistencies; and to make clinical judgments about the seriousness of symptoms. The main uses of the SCID are for diagnostic evaluation, research, and the training of mental-health professionals. (BIRNLex) * The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I) is a semi-structured interview for making the major DSM-IV Axis I diagnoses. The SCID-II is a semi-structured interview for making DSM-IV Axis II: Personality Disorder diagnoses (www.scid4.org/faq/scidfaq.html).
Structured clinical interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders - non-patient * The SCID is a diagnostic tool. It assesses thirty-three of the more commonly occurring psychiatric disorders described in the DSM-IV. The SCID is a semi-structured interview that allows the experienced clinician to tailor questions to fit the patient's understanding; to ask additional questions that clarify ambiguities; to challenge inconsistencies; and to make clinical judgments about the seriousness of symptoms. The main uses of the SCID are for diagnostic evaluation, research, and the training of mental-health professionals. (BIRNLex) * The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I) is a semi-structured interview for making the major DSM-IV Axis I diagnoses. The SCID-II is a semi-structured interview for making DSM-IV Axis II: Personality Disorder diagnoses (www.scid4.org/faq/scidfaq.html). * SCID non-patient (overview and screening module) modified by Stanford University, 9/27/1999
Structured clinical interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders - patient * The SCID is a diagnostic tool. It assesses thirty-three of the more commonly occurring psychiatric disorders described in the DSM-IV. The SCID is a semi-structured interview that allows the experienced clinician to tailor questions to fit the patient's understanding; to ask additional questions that clarify ambiguities; to challenge inconsistencies; and to make clinical judgments about the seriousness of symptoms. The main uses of the SCID are for diagnostic evaluation, research, and the training of mental-health professionals. (BIRNLex) * The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I) is a semi-structured interview for making the major DSM-IV Axis I diagnoses. The SCID-II is a semi-structured interview for making DSM-IV Axis II: Personality Disorder diagnoses (www.scid4.org/faq/scidfaq.html). * SCID non-patient (overview and screening module) modified by Stanford University, 9/27/1999
Trail making test A neuropsychological assessment of conceptual abilities and visuo-motor sequencing. Part A measures subjects ability to draw lines to connect consecutively numbered circles on a work sheet. Part B measures subjects draw lines between consecutively numbered and lettered circles by alternating between the two sequences (e.g., 1-A-2-B-3-C ...).
Verbal fluency assessment Is an assessment that measures the ability of an individual to name as many items as possible within a specified amount of time. May measure letter (or phonemic, e.g., F-A-S) or category (e.g., animals) fluency.


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Created1 June 2006  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionAn assessment is the process of evaluating An assessment is the process of evaluating organism attributes via an assessment instrument that results in an assessment measure which may be interpreted in a phenotypical domain., * A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something. (NCI) * Administration of tests, and analysis and interpretation of test scores in order to measure differences between individuals or between test performances of the same individual on different occasions. (PSY) e individual on different occasions. (PSY)
Has roleInstrument role  +
Idbirnlex_2018  +
LabelAssessment  +
ModifiedDate19 March 2014  +
SuperCategoryPlanned process  +
Synonymtest  +, and evaluation  +
UmlscuiC0039593  +