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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For this definition, we applied Katz Index and Lawton's Scale to all family members.
The basic activities were evaluated using the Katz Index, while the instrumental activities were recorded using the Lawton's scale.
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 Barthel Index.
The Katz Index (KI) of activity in daily living, a 10-item self-administered questionnaire, was used to determine the level of physical functioning (Katz et al.
Data were collected via Questionnaire Form, Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Geriatric Depression Scale-short form (GDS_SF), and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI).
These skills are considered more complex than the basic activities of daily living as measured by the Katz Index of ADLs (See Try this: Katz Index of ADLs).
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 instruments used were the Katz Index, a questionnaire about the social support received, and a personal interview with the caretaker.
Included are instruments such as the Folstein Mini Mental State Examination, the Katz Index of Activities of Daily Living, the Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale, the Hamilton Depression Scale, and many others.
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.