Assignment 1: Case Study Assignment: Assessment Tools and Diagnostic Tests in Children

To Prepare

·        Review this week’s Learning Resources and consider factors that impact the validity and reliability of various assessment tools and diagnostic tests. You also will review examples of pediatric patients and their families as it relates to BMI.

·        Search for credible sources for resources explaining the tool or test you were assigned. What is its purpose, how is it conducted, and what information does it gather?

·        Also, as you search the library and credible sources, consider what the literature discusses regarding the validity, reliability, sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, ethical dilemmas, and controversies related to the test or tool.

·        If you are assigned Assignment Option 2 (Child), consider what health issues and risks may be relevant to the child in the health example.

o   Based on the risks you identified, consider what further information you would need to gain a full understanding of the child’s health. Think about how you could gather this information in a sensitive fashion.

o   Consider how you could encourage parents or caregivers to be proactive toward the child’s health.

 

The Assignment

Assignment (3–4 pages, not including title and reference pages):

 

 

·        Assignment Option 2: Child Health Case:

·        Overweight 5-year-old black boy with overweight parents who work full-time and the boy spends his time after school with his grandmother.

 

Include the following:

·        An explanation of the health issues and risks that are relevant to the case you were assigned.

·        Describe additional information you would need in order to further assess his or her weight-related health.

·        Identify and describe any risks and consider what further information you would need to gain a full understanding of the child’s health. Think about how you could gather this information in a sensitive fashion.

·        Taking into account the parents’ and caregivers’ potential sensitivities, list at least three specific questions you would ask about the child to gather more information. 

·        Provide at least two strategies you could employ to encourage the parents or caregivers to be proactive about their child’s health and weight.

·        Use 5 peer-reviewed resources that are no older than 5 years old.

·        The class text book/pdf is not considered a peer-reviewed resource.

PLEASE include all the information in your paper.

Please read your RUBRIC associated with your CASE STUDY. Using subheadings when answering your questions makes it easier to see if you included all information required. 

 

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