Health history and screening older adult

Pap smears should be done in elderly women, but the recommended frequency is debated. The physician should also be seated and facing the patient at eye level, speaking clearly with good lip movement.

Diastolic murmurs are always important, as are right and left ventricular S3 gallops. An alternative is the left lateral decubitus position with the right hip flexed more than the left. Weight at each visit to identify losses early and to establish a pattern.

A "paper bag" test is often useful to explore this possibility, i.

Deep tendon reflexes and vibratory sense may be decreased normally. The interplay between the physiology of aging and pathologic conditions more common in the aged complicates and delays diagnosis and appropriate intervention, often with disastrous consequences.

Physical Examination General considerations Limit the time the patient is in the supine position as this may cause back pain for persons with osteoarthritis or kyphoscoliosis and shortness of breath for those with cardiopulmonary disease--having several pillows on hand for these patients will be greatly appreciated.

Areas requiring special emphasis Function-- see Functional Status Assessment Pay attention to deficits in basic and instrumental activities of daily living ADL. HEENT--Visual acuity, lens exam for cataracts, fundoscopy glaucoma, hypertension, diabetic retinopathyvisual fields, extraocular movements stroke.

Nutritional history-- see Nutritional Assessment and Treatment Strategies. Localized wheezes may indicate an obstructing bronchial lesion carcinoma. Do not hesitate to comment on style and fit of shoes or to refer to a podiatrist. This must be assessed by percussion.

Patients who are unable to lie flat kyphoscoliosis or cardiopulmonary disease may give the impression of distension. Be sure to include over-the-counter OTC preparations.

Pelvic examination--Assess for pelvic prolapse, uterine, adnexal or vaginal neoplasm, infections, estrogen deficit.

Jugular venous pulse is better observed on the right side since compression of the left innominate vein by an elongated aortic arch may cause false distension on the left.

Orthostatic changes in blood pressure BP and pulse.History and Physical Examination of the Older Adult. Noel A. DeBacker, M.D., F.A.C.P. [ view PDF version 4 pages] The history and physical examination is the foundation of the medical treatment plan.

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Age: 78 years old Sex: Male Occupation: Retired Professor Health History and Review of Systems Past Medical history includes. Provides easy access to CDC data on key indicators of health and well-being, screenings and vaccinations, and mental health among older adults.

Includes data from the newly-released The State of Aging and Health in America [PDF M] report, as well as other hard-copy reports from the Healthy Aging Program.

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