Describe how this tool could enhance the assessment phase of the nursing process and impact quality of health care delivered by the nurse

Assessment Tools Analysis


Purpose of this assignment is to provide the student with the opportunity to examine assessment tools that evaluate on-physical measures. Applying Watson’s Theory of Human caring integrates the mind-body-spirit dimensions. Nurses should be knowledgeable in tools to expand the abilities of nurses to assess and evaluate clients in various stages and states of health, illness, stress and life.


  • Prepare and submit a 1,050 – 1,400 word, APA-formatted paper, which includes:
    • A selection of three assessment tools below
    • Using the Online Library, research the selected tools
    • Describe each tool and the population for which it might be useful. State data about tool such as cost, length, and ease in using tool, for what populations it is best designed, and validity of information gained
    • Describe how this tool could enhance the assessment phase of the nursing process and impact quality of health care delivered by the nurse
  • Apply these tools to the vulnerable population described in the Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness assignment of Week Two


Assessment Tools:

Adult Life Stress Measurement

Beck Depression Inventory

Calgary Family Assessment Model

Coping Resources Inventory for Stress

Daily Hassles Scale

Derogatis Stress Profile

Dysfunctional Attitude Scale

Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale

Family Hardiness Index

Feetham Family Functioning Survey

Hassles and Uplifts Inventory

Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HLPL-II)

Health Self-Determination Index (HSDI)


Health Self-Determination Index for Children (HSDI-C)

Index of Core Spiritual Experiences

Mini-Mental State Exam

Perceived Stress Scale

Schoolager’s Coping Strategies Inventory

Social Support Questionnaire

Spiritual Involvement & Beliefs Scale

Spiritual Perspective Scale

Spiritual Well-Being Scale

State-Trait Anxiety Inventory

Stress Warning Signals Inventory

Ways of Coping Questionnaire

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