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Medical Term:

activities of daily living scale

Definition

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

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