Katz index

Katz index

[kats]
a tool for assessing a patient's ability to perform activities of daily living in the areas of bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring, continence, and feeding. In each category, a score of one indicates complete independence in performing the activity and zero indicates that assistance is required, so that the total score ranges from zero to six.

Katz in·dex

(kats in'deks)
Assessment of activities of daily living, which uses a score of 1 for independence and 0 if assistance is required; total scores range from 0 to 6.
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Most of the centers used the Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living scale to assess physical function.
The patient's ability to perform activities of daily living should be objectively evaluated, as by the Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living scale or the Barthei Index.
The Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living is often used by nursing professionals to evaluate functional status in hospitalized patients, but has not consistently been used by physical therapists.
4) Functional assessment was performed using the Katz index (ADL) (5) and the Lawton scale (IADL).
The Katz Index of ADL is a 6-item, observational measure of patient independence in the activities of daily living (ADLs) - bathing, dressing, toileting, transfers, continence and feeding.
The patients were heavily dependent on staff members for assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs), with an average total KATZ Index of ADLs score of 2.
Once completed, the performance of the RUG-III ADL index was compared with two other widely used measures of ADL - the Katz index of ADL (Katz et al.