Assessment Tools and Diagnostic Tests in Adults and Children
When patients seek healthcare services or medication, the first step is to determine the patient's health condition, and this involves the application of a diverse selection of diagnostic tests and assessment tools. The choice of the assessment tool is based on validity and reliability of the results that should be produced by the tool. In this discussion, the paper focuses on the 5-year-old girl of normal weight with obese parents to explain the how the assessment tool selected for the patient can be used in healthcare. The discussion also evaluates the test or the tool’s validity and reliability and analysis of the issues associated with sensitivity, reliability, and predictive values.
Selection of the patient and assessment tool
For this discussion, I have selected the case involving 5-year-old girl of healthy weight with obese