BADL


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BADL

Abbreviation for basic activities of daily living.
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For example, Lindrooth, Hoerger, and Norton (2000) found that persons with more limitations in BADLs reported a higher nursing home risk perception, meaning persons who were more disabled thought they had a higher likelihood of moving to a nursing home within 5 years, which is plausible.
A low score on the MMSE correlated strongly with low scores on the BADL and the IADL and was another independent predictor of poor functional status.
The predictive factors for regaining BADL function were age 85 years or younger and living with another person; the predictive factor for recovering IADL function was 85 years or younger.