Neurological Assessment

Home Healthc Now. 2016 Jan;34(1):16-22. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000331.


Reasons for completing a neurological exam include: detecting life-threatening conditions, identifying nervous system dysfunction and the effects of this dysfunction on activities of daily living, comparing current data to previous exams to determine trends, and to provide a database upon which to base collaborative care across disciplines. In this third article of a four-part series, subjective and objective assessment of the neurological exam is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motor Skills / physiology
  • Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis
  • Neurologic Examination / methods*
  • Neuromuscular Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Physical Examination / methods
  • Reflex, Abnormal*