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Geriatric Assessment Tools: Functional Assessment / ADLs

Click on the name of the tool in the list below to access information about the tool. Click the "Open Tool" link under the name of the tool to launch an Adobe PDF file containing the tool with all necessary forms and instructions.

Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living
Florence I. Mahoney, MD and Dorothea W. Barthel, BA, PT
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Geriatric Health Questionnaire
Gerald Jogerst, MD
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Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living
Sidney Katz, MD et al.
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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
M. Powell Lawton, PhD and Elaine M. Brody, ACSW
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Palliative Performance Scale
Fern Anderson, CNS et al.
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