WU Wk 3 Health & Medical Fecal Occult Blood Test Question

Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children
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Week 3: Assessment Tools, Diagnostics, Growth, Measurement, and Nutrition in Adults and Children
In this week you will be assigned the following assignments and must write an APA formatted narrative paper that is 3-4 pages (not including the title and reference pages). Make sure that you review all the assignment requirements in Week 3’s Module and answer all the pertinent questions. Please read required course readings and rubric for this assignment.
During Week 2 you analyzed diversity considerations in health assessments and applied concepts, theories, and principles related to examination techniques, functional assessments, and cultural and diversity awareness in health assessment.
This week, you will explore various assessment tools and diagnostic tests that are used to gather information about patients’ conditions. You will examine the validity and reliability of these tests and tools. You will also examine assessment techniques, health risks and concerns, and recommendations for care related to patient growth, weight, and nutrition.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
Evaluate validity and reliability of assessment tools and diagnostic tests
Analyze diversity considerations in health assessments
Apply concepts, theories, and principles related to examination techniques, functional assessments, and cultural and diversity awareness in health assessment
Apply assessment skills to collect patient health histories
For this Assignment, you will consider the validity and reliability of different assessment tools and diagnostic tests. You will explore issues such as sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values. You will also consider examples of children with various weight issues. You will explore how you could effectively gather information and encourage parents and caregivers to be proactive about their children’s health and weight.
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.
By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to one of the following Assignment options by your Instructor: Adult Assessment Tools or Diagnostic Tests (option 1), or Child Health Case (Option 2). This has been modified to make since for you. THIS IS NOT WHAT IT READS CURRENTLY UNDER WEEK 3 REQUIREMENTS.
Based on the Assignment option assigned to you, your Instructor will also assign you assessment tools or diagnostic tests to apply to either an adult or the child health example assigned to you. Note: Please see the “Course Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignments from your Instructor.
Search the Walden Library and 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 Walden 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.
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.
Consider how you could encourage parents or caregivers to be proactive toward the child’s health.

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*Note you will be assigned an Assessment/Screening tool OR Case Study (see below)- if you are not able to find the first letter of your last name under the Assessment/ Screening tool, keep scrolling and you will find it under the case study*
Assignment 1:
Adult Assessment Tools or Diagnostic Tests:
1. 1. Assessment Tool/Diagnostic tool : Fecal occult blood test (LAST NAMES beginning with letters A through L)
2.
Include the following:
A description of how the assessment tool or diagnostic test you were assigned is used in healthcare.
What is its purpose?
How is it conducted?
What information does it gather?
Based on your research, evaluate the test or the tool’s validity and reliability, and explain any issues with sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values. Include references in appropriate APA formatting.

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