Table 1

Questions used in the screen and combined screen and assessment interview to collect information on ADL and IADL.

Question from screen/combined screen and assessment interview

Answers


ADL-IADL disability requiring help at least several times/week

• Are you able to wash all over or bath?

• Are you able to prepare and cook a hot meal? (IADL)

• Are you able to put on your shoes and socks or stockings?

• No, needs help

• Yes with some difficulty

• Yes with no difficulty

• Mobility of subject

• Usually ambulant non-housebound

• Usually ambulant housebound

• Chairfast permanently

• Bedfast permanently

IADL disability

• Are you able to do the heavy housework? (IADL)

• Are you able to shop and carry heavy bags? (IADL)

• No, needs help

• Yes with some difficulty

• Yes with no difficulty


Byford et al. BMC Geriatrics 2009 9:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-9-22

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