Global Assessment of Functioning Scales
- Lori J. WarnerAffiliated withBeaumont Children’s Hospital, Center for Human Development
Global assessment of functioning scales are intended for use by mental health professionals to rate the overall functioning of their patients, taking into account occupational/school, social, and psychological symptoms.
There is consensus that clinical indices of overall functioning have utility in treatment of mental illness and impairment . Functional impairment is often the impetus for clinical referral and entry into treatment . Additionally, global assessment scales allow clinicians to integrate information from many areas of the patient’s functioning into one clinically meaningful index . This information can then be used in planning treatment and evaluating outcome of interventions.
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- Global Assessment of Functioning Scales
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- Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
- p 704
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- Springer US
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- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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- 480. Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center
- 481. Department of Psychology MS 2C6, George Mason University
- Lori J. Warner (1)
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- 1. Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Center for Human Development, 1695 W. 12 Mile Road, Ste. 120, Berkley, MI, 48072, USA
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