This question refers to why patients have not been screened by a mood and cognition tool and follows on from Question 4.9; Date patient screened for mood using a validated tool. There are the following options to answer this question with:
- Not Known: If there is no known reason for the screen being performed.
- Organisational Reasons: This is answered if there is any issue within the service such as staff not being available. Or the patient had been screened earlier in the stroke pathway and did not have a deficit at time of arrival at the service. We encourage services to screen all patients.
- Patient Refused: If the patient refuses for any reason, then select this option.
- Patient medically unwell for entire admission: If a patient is medically unwell for the admission, and is deemed to be unable to tolerate the screen, then this answer should be selected.
Q4.9.1 was added to the SSNAP dataset in July 2021. Click here to find out more about the 2021 dataset changes.