activity of daily living


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A core element of personal care and physical function—e.g., self-care—eating, washing, showering, dressing, grooming, ambulation, food preparation, shopping, housekeeping, work, leisure

activity of daily living

Medtalk A core physical function–eg, self-care, bathing, dressing, grooming, ambulation, food preparation, shopping, housekeeping, work, leisure. See ADL scale.