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Activities of Daily Living Scale

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Activities of Daily Living Scale, Katz ADL Scale, ADL Scale, Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living

  • 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)
  • 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