Assessment tools have two primary purposes: 1) to measure illness and diagnose clients, and 2) to measure a client?s response to treatment. Often, you will find that multiple assessment tools are designed to measure the same condition or response. Not all tools, however, are appropriate for use in all clinical situations. You must consider the strengths and weaknesses of each tool to select the appropriate assessment tool for your client. Examine the assessment tool Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS)) consider its use in psychotherapy.
Write a brief explanation of an important component of the psychiatric interview and why you consider that element important. Explain the psychometric properties of the rating scale and when it is appropriate to use this rating scale with clients during the psychiatric interview and how the scale is helpful to a nurse practitioner?s psychiatric assessment. Support approach with evidence-based literature
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