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CASE™-SF

Clinical Assessment Scales for the Elderly™ Short Form

Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, and Erin D. Bigler, PhD

Purpose:
Provides a rapid assessment of whether more comprehensive assessment is needed in elderly adults.
Format:
Paper and pencil
Age range:
55 years to 90 years
Time:
10-20 minutes
Qualification level:
S
S
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

The CASE-SF is designed to provide you with a rapid assessment of elderly adults to help you determine whether a more comprehensive evaluation of psychopathology or a referral for a different type of examination might be needed (e.g., referral to a neuropsychologist). The CASE-SF consists of a self-rating test booklet (Form S) and an other-rating test booklet (Form R) that can be completed by a knowledgeable caregiver such as a spouse, child, home health care worker, or sibling. Derived from the CASE, the CASE-SF includes all 10 CASE clinical scales and two of the CASE validity scales (Lie and Validity).

Features and benefits

  • Designed to help you track treatment effectiveness or monitor a patient's clinical status over time.
  • Enables you to quickly evaluate large numbers of seniors in a variety of settings such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and community care centers.
  • Patients and knowledgeable caregivers can complete the CASE-SF in 20 minutes or less; scoring and profiling are quick and easy.
  • CASE-SF items are free of gender or ethnic bias.

Test structure

  • CASE-SF clinical scales include Anxiety, Cognitive Competence, Depression, Fear of Aging, Mania, Obsessive-Compulsive, Paranoia, Psychoticism, Somatization, and Substance Abuse.
  • Validity scales include Lie and Validity.
  • The CASE-SF Form R provides independent information about the patient from caregivers for verification of patient status or when the patient is unable to complete the assessment due to physical or cognitive difficulties.

Technical information

Normative data were derived from the CASE sample.