Ages 65 Years and Older: Screening


Reason for visit
Health status: medical/surgical, menstrual, reproductive health
Family medical history
Dietary/nutrition assessment
Physical activity
Pelvic prolapse
Menopausal symptoms
Use of complementary and alternative medicine
Tobacco, alcohol, other drug use, and concurrent medication use
Sexual practices (including vaginal, anal, and oral sex; sexual orientation, number of  partners; contraceptive use; exchange sex for drugs or money)
Urinary and fecal incontinence

Physical Examination

Body mass index (BMI)
Blood pressure
Neck: adenopathy, thyroid
Breasts, axillae (yearly clinical breast examination)
Pelvic examination (When a woman's age or other health issues are such that she would not choose to intervene on conditions detected during the routine examination, it is reasonable to discontinue pelvic exams.)
Additional physical examinations as clinically appropriate