activities of daily living scale

ac·tiv·i·ties of dai·ly liv·ing scale

assessment of more fundamental abilities for independent living (e.g., dressing, feeding, bathing, and toileting). Knowledge of basic functional abilities is necessary to help maintain the patient in a specific environment of care (e.g., patient's home).
See also: instrumental activities of daily living scale.

Activities of Daily Living Scale

Any of a number of instruments used to assess physical functions of “daily living”—e.g., self-care, ambulation, food preparation, shopping, housekeeping, etc.

ac·tiv·i·ties of dai·ly liv·ing scale

(ak-tiv'i-tēz dā'lē liv'ing skāl)
A measurement to score physical activity and its limitations, based on answers to simple questions about mobility, self-care, and grooming; widely used in health care professions (e.g., rehabilitation therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing).
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Assessment of activities of daily living in dementia: Development of the Bristol activities of daily living scale.
For patients with vestibular symptomatology, a scale related to daily living was developed: Activities of Daily Living Scale for Patients with Vestibular Syndrome or ADLS14.
The neuropathological measures, including neuritic plaque and neurofibrillary tangle counts, were done at autopsy and the activities of daily living scale was measured in the last year of life.
On average, improvement was noted in all areas including the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale, Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living Scale, Modified Hoehn and Yahr Staging, and timed tests.
61), as measured by the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Activities of Daily Living Scale (ADCS-ADL).
Cognition was measured by the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale -- cognitive subscale (ADAS-cog) and function was measured by the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study -- Activities of Daily Living scale (ADCS-ADL).
These outcomes will be analyzed using measures of the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive subscore (ADAS-COG(11)), which measures cognitive function with an emphasis on memory, and the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study - Activities of Daily Living scale (ADCS-ADL), which measures the ability to independently perform daily activities such as eating, bathing, and using the telephone.
This schedule was made up of six questionnaires: the Incapacity Scale, instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, Home Environmental Assessment, Social Support Questionnaire and the Hypothetical Future Choices Questionnaire.
The secondary objective was to investigate the effects of NP002 on a set of Parkinson's disease and dyskinesia assessment scales, including The Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDRS), the Lang-Fahn Activities of Daily Living Scale (LF-ADL), and the clinician and patient global impressions of change scales (CGIC and PGIC).
Other neuropsychiatric measures improved significantly as well, including scores on the Apathy Evaluation Scale, the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, and the Clinical Global Impressions-Severity subscale.
The patients were assessed after 2 months of therapy and every 6 months over the 3-year period, with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale--cognitive subscale (ADAS-cog), the Clinician's Interview-Based Impression of Change (CIBIC), and functional capacity based on the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale (IADL).
points on the 60-point, care-giver-rated Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS), which indicates less functional impairment, the investi-gators reported (N.

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