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

Instrument Name:
Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

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

Catagory:
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment

Author:
Sidney Katz, MD

Author Contact Information:
Not available

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

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

To use this tool:
We were unable to contact the author concerning requirements for use.

To view this tool:
http://www.geri-ed.com/modules/assess/assess/katz_index_of_activities_of_daily_living.htm


type:clinical_assessment

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