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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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