Geriatric Assessment Instruments and Scales Developed at Polisher Research Institute
Through over50 years of history, the Institute has developed a number of geriatric assessment tools, including several widely used instruments developed by Dr. M Powell Lawton (1923-2001). This page is designed to facilitate the dissemination of these instruments and scales.
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Lawton's PGC Multi-Level Assessment Instrument (MAI)
Observed Emotion Rating Scale
NOTE: Permission is granted to use or reproduce these scales provided that proper attribution is given. See individual documents for suggested citation format. Authors who wish to reproduce part of an article where a scale first appeared should request permission from journal publishers before doing so.
If you produce books, articles or book chapters containing translations or research using the above materials, please forward copies, reprints, or citations of same to the Director of Research, Polisher Research Institute, Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454-1320.
For questions about scales, please contact the Director of Research.
Please e-mail any problems obtaining documents on this page to PRIwebmaster@abramsoncenter.org