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A critical review of scales of activities of daily living

Authors:
Law, M. and Letts, L.
Abstract:
Occupational therapists routinely perform activities of daily living (ADL) assessments. Although the literature contains many ADL scales, few sources summarize and review the measurement properties of such scales. In this paper, standard criteria are used to review scales of basic self-care. Each scale is critically appraised regarding its purpose, clinical utility, construction, standardization, reliability, and validity. Recommendations are made regarding the ADL scales that are most suitable for describing, predicting, or evaluating ADL function. This review is intended to help therapists in selecting the most appropriate ADL measure to use in their clinical practice.
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2672821
Journal:
Am J Occup Ther
issn:
0272-9490 (Print)
Publication year:
1989
pages:
522-8
Functional status:
Physical functioning
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period and related symptoms
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities and related symptoms
Diseases of and symptoms related to the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
Diseases of and symptoms related to the circulatory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the digestive system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the ear and mastoid process
Diseases of and symptoms related to the eye and adnexa
Diseases of and symptoms related to the genitourinary system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
Diseases of and symptoms related to the nervous system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the respiratory system
Diseases of and symptoms related to the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases and related symptoms
External causes of morbidity and mortality
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
Neoplasms and related symptoms
Pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium and related symptom
Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
2 - Interviews
4 - Performance-based tests
6 - Clinical rating scales
Instrument:
ADL Rating Scale - Activities of Daily Living Rating Scale
ADL Test
BI - Barthel Index   [see: ZUYD (NL)]
BUSTOP - Burke Stroke Time-Oriented Profile
Donaldson ADL Evaluation Form
Index of ADL
Kenny Self-Care Evaluation
Klein-Bell ADL Scale
LORS-II - Level of Rehabilitation Scale-II
Physical Self-Maintenance Scale
PULSES Profile
Simulated ADL Evaluation
Time Care Profile