The Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) describes with reasonable accuracy a person's individual level of functioning on a scale of 1-100.
What does GAF stand for?
GAF stands for Global Assessment of Functioning
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Functional outcomes were assessed using the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) (Endicott, Spitzer, Fleiss, & Cohen, 1976) scale, a brief scale on activities of daily living (ADL) (Monahan et al.
One of the committee's tasks was reviewing the use of the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) in evaluating impairment associated with PTSD .
Each client was then rated by a MHC using the Global Assessment of Functioning scale (APA) and Functional Assessment Rating Scale (FARS; Ward & Dow, 1994).
The usage is best appreciated in the DSM-IV instructions for rating Global Assessment of Functioning Scale that state: "Do not include impairment in functioning due to physical (or environmental) limitations" (p.
Obese and hyperglycemic patients also showed less improvement on Global Assessment of Functioning scores.
The VA Compensation and Pension (C&P) determination process on which these awards are based involves a review of the veteran's military and medical record; assessment of trauma exposure, PTSD, and mental status; evaluation of social and occupational function; and assignment of a Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score .