Promoting Excellence : Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale, Modified

Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale, Modified

Used for assessing and tracking the level of symptoms in patients.

Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment

How the grantee used this instrument:
RN Care Coordinators administer the instrument on an initial visit and then at two week intervals or according to need.

symptom management, symptom level, multiple symptoms

To use this tool:
You may print this tool for review from this site.
Please contact the author for permission to use. (See references, below.)

Bruera E, Kuehn N, Miller M, Selmser P, Macmillan K. The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS): a simple method for the assessment of palliative care patients. Journal of Palliative Care 7:6-9, 1991.

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Posted September 2004

# UCP13, type:clinical_assessment

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