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Activities of Daily Living Scale

Aka: Activities of Daily Living Scale, Katz ADL Scale, ADL Scale, Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living
  1. See Also
    1. Activities of Daily Living
    2. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
    3. Activity in the Elderly
  2. Survey
    1. Based on 6 criteria
      1. Bathing with sponge, bath, or shower
      2. Dressing
      3. Toilet Use
      4. Transferring (in and out of bed or chair)
      5. Urine and Bowel Continence
      6. Eating
    2. Each criteria is graded on level of dependence
      1. Performs independently
      2. Performs with assistance
      3. Able to perform (assigned 1 point each)
  3. Interpretation
    1. Level of ADL Dependence graded via score
    2. Dependence in ADLs suggested by score of 0 to 1
    3. Independent in ADLs increases as score approaches 6
  4. References
    1. Katz (1963) JAMA 185:914-9 [PubMed]

Katz activities of daily living (C0451239)

Concepts Intellectual Product (T170)
SnomedCT 273547007
English Katz ADL ind-Katz act dail liv, Katz activit of daily living, katz index, index katz, Katz ADL index - Katz activities of daily living, Katz activities of daily living, Katz index, Katz activities of daily living (assessment scale)
Spanish índice de Katz para actividades de la vida cotidiana (escala de evaluación), índice de Katz para actividades de la vida cotidiana
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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