The uric acid group showed a "high statistical trend" toward having fully independent functioning at 90 days as assessed by a score greater than 94 on the Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living
, with 48% on uric acid and 41% on placebo reaching this mark, Dr.
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).
They underwent a series of tests to assess various aspects of their cognitive and functional abilities, including the MMSE, the Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living
(BADL), and Lawton's Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL).
All patients who consented to enter the study answered a questionnaire covering living arrangements, background of the presentation to the ED, the Barthel index of activities of daily living
(ADL) , a modified instrumental ADL index (IADL)  and the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (MSQ) .