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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Aka: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Lawton IADL Scale, IADL Scale
  1. See Also
    1. Activities of Daily Living
    2. Activities of Daily Living Scale
    3. Activity in the Elderly
  2. Indications
    1. Assess functional capabilities of older patients
  3. Survey
    1. Based on 7 criteria
      1. Use of the telephone (look up numbers, dial, answer)
      2. Traveling via car or public transportation
      3. Food or clothes shopping (regardless of transport)
      4. Meal preparation
      5. Housework
      6. Medication use (Preparing and taking correct dose)
      7. Management of money (write checks, pays bills)
    2. Each criteria is graded on 3 part scale
      1. Independent: 3 points
      2. Assistance needed: 2 points
      3. Dependent: 1 point
    3. Two separate surveys completed
      1. Patient
      2. Informant (nurse, caregiver or family member)
  4. References
    1. Lawton (1969) Gerontologist 9:179-86 [PubMed]

Instrumental activities of daily living assessment (C1161154)

Definition (ALT) Assessing a patient's ability to perform complex daily activities to plan his or her care.
Concepts Health Care Activity (T058)
SnomedCT 385880002
English Instrumental activities of daily living assessment (procedure), Instrumental activities of daily living assessment (regime/therapy), Instrumental activities of daily living assessment, Assess instrumental activities of daily living, Assess instrumental activities of daily living (IADLS), Complex activities of daily living assessment, cmplx ADL asesmnt
Spanish evaluación de actividades instrumentales de la vida cotidiana (régimen/tratamiento), evaluación de actividades instrumentales de la vida cotidiana (procedimiento), evaluación de actividades instrumentales de la vida cotidiana
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


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