Promoting Excellence : Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

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Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

Assesses the ability of patients to conduct activities of daily living.

Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment

Sidney Katz, MD

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S Katz, TD Downs, HR Cash, RC Grotz, (1970). Index of Activities of Daily Living. The Gerontologist, 1:20-301.

quality of life, Alzheimer's, functional performance, geriatrics, functional assessment, function

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