Assignment Requirements

  1. Your course faculty will provide you with topic/s for the Week 2 Discussion Board. You will need to check the NR503 course Announcements for the topic/s document for this Week 2 Discussion Board regarding screening.
  2. Next, choose a diagnostic or screening method (related to your choice from the list of health issues above).  You may use one of the following web sites to locate a screening tool, a scholarly article, or a tool from a professional web site of your choice (for example, from the American Psychological Association). U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. SAMHSA-HRSA  
  3. Reply to the following prompt:  
    • Describe the diagnostic or screening tool selected, its purpose, and what age group it targets.  
    • Has it been specifically tested in this age group?  
    • Next, discuss the predictive ability of the test. For instance, how do you know the test is reliable and valid? What are the reliability and validity values? What are the predictive values? Is it sensitive to measure what it has been developed to measure, for instance, HIV, or depression in older adults, or Lyme disease? Would you integrate this tool into your advanced practice based on the information you have read about the test, why or why not?
  4. You should include a minimum of two (2) scholarly articles from the last five (5) years (3 is recommended).


The Denver HIV Risk Score Tool is a predication too used to determine someone’s likelihood of having undiagnosed HIV. The scoring tool is broken down into six categories: age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual preference, drug use, and if the person has even been tested for HIV before. Each answer is given a score based off a point system. If the patient’s total score is greater than 30, he or she is high risk for having the virus but undiagnosed. The recommendation is for that population of patients to be tested for HIV routinely. The screening tool targets ages 22-60. The purpose of the screening tool is to identify those who are at a high risk of going undiagnosed with HIV and to recommend routine HIV testing (Denver Prevention Training Center, n.d.)…. Kindly click the purchase icon to purchase the full solution at $5