Flashcards in Comprehension (Auditory, Visual, Or Both) Deck (14):
What is the definition of "complex/abstract" comprehension?
"Understanding current events on TV or newspaper; religion; humor; math; finances; etc."
What is the definition of "basic" comprehension?
"Information about daily needs (eating, drinking, bathroom, hygiene, sleep)"
What does the comprehension score represent?
The percentage of time during interactions with others during which the pt understands complex or basic spoken or written ideas in their own language without prompting, repetition, or gestures
Is the pt allowed to be scored based on how they interact and understand things in their own language?
...understands basic information < 25% or does not comprehend anything
...expresses basic information 25-49% of the time, understands ONLY single words or gestures, or commonly used expressions
...understands basic information 50-75% of the time
...understands basic information 75-90% of the time
...understands basic information > 90% of the time
...understands complex information: glasses or hearing aid: requires extra time for complex, ONLY mild difficulty
I - understands complex information without difficulty or device
Does pt understand basic information about daily activities such as eating, toileting, dressing, and sleeping?
Does pt understand complex information about their medications, diagnoses, D/C plans, and current events?
Is there a "0" category?
NO - 1 (Total A) is the lowest category