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The HEADSS inventory is a useful screening tool for adolescents. Which of the following areas are evaluated?
(A) Risk for decreased intelligence quotient
(B) Risk for early coronary artery disease
(C) Risk for diabetes
(D) Risk for normal growth
(E) Risk for depression
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I dont know but by seeing the world adolescent I would say E
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The HEADSS inventory is a useful screening tool for adolescents. Which of the following areas are evaluated?
(A) Risk for decreased intelligence quotient
(B) Risk for early coronary artery disease
(C) Risk for diabetes
(D) Risk for normal growth
(E) Risk for depression

Would go with E, as it's interview screening tool to find out any issues in adolescent's life.
The points that need to be asked are: living condition, education, employment, sexuality, drugs, depression and suicide.
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I have no idea but I would guess E
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(E) Risk for depression

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HEADSS An interviewing technique that addresses the major psychological stressors–Home, Education, Activities, Drugs, Sex, Suicide–for adolescents, in a format that encourages development of rapport with the adolescent client, beginning with the least stressful–home–and progressing to areas of ↑ stress
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The HEADSS inventory is a useful screening tool for adolescents. Which of the following areas are evaluated?
(A) Risk for decreased intelligence quotient
(B) Risk for early coronary artery disease
(C) Risk for diabetes
(D) Risk for normal growth
(E) Risk for depression
E.) to screen for depression

HEEADSSS, focusing on assessment of the Home environment, Education and employment, Eating, peer-related Activities, Drugs, Sexuality, Suicide/depression, and Safety from injuryand violence
http://www.peds.arizona.edu/residenc...nts/HEADSS.pdf
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Answer is E
(E) The HEADSS inventory assists in the psychosocial evaluation of adolescents. Less “sensitive” questions are followed by more sensitive ones.

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home questions may include “Where do you live, how many siblings do you have?”
Education questions may include, “What is the best/worst part of school for you?”
Activities questions may include, “Do you play any sports or exercise?” as well as “What do you like to do with your friends?”
Questions about drugs may include, “Are you/your friends using tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, or other drugs?”
Sexuality questions may include, “Are any of your friends dating someone, and are they getting involved physically?”
Suicide/depression questions may include, “Are you happy with the way you look and feel?”
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