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BADLSBristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (UK)
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Basic activities of daily living (BADL) were measured on a six-item scale (Katz, 1983); higher scores indicate fewer functional deficits (range 0-6).
Independent predictors of having fewer depressive symptoms included having better functional status (BADL); higher ratings of physical health (SF-12 PCS), emotional well-being (SF-12 MCS), and overall QoL; greater affectionate social support (MOS); and higher ratings on the following D-QoL subscales: positive affect, self-esteem, and feelings of belonging (see Table 2, all significant at p < 0.001).
experienced during the aging process Table 3: Examples of universal design techniques that will allow older adults to complete basic activities of daily living (BADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) with greater ease.
Patients who began taking memantine scored a mean of 1.2 higher on the SMMSE and a mean of 1.5 points better on the BADLS, compared with patients who did not start the drug.
All participants with AD exhibited difficulties in activities of daily living, as measured with the BADLS. As expected, comparison participants performed in the normal range on all of these measures.
Variables that represent the degree of disability of the individual, both in completing BADL and IADL were included as count variables.
Phase 3: Following two further modifications made to the scale after Phase 2, the final version of the Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS) was completed by the carers of 59 subjects suffering from dementia or isolated memory loss (see Appendix for BADLS).
The Katz Index, validated in Brazil (18) was used to evaluate functional capacity in the Basic Activities of Daily Living (BADL), such as bathing, dressing, hygiene, mobility, control over urination and defecation and self-feeding.
Older persons spent larger percentages of their day performing BADLs (10.9% versus 6.6%, p [less than] 0.0001) ad IADLs (9.8% versus 6.1%, p [less than] 0.01) than did younger persons.
Of these, only 260 were considered independent in performing the BADL and were eligible for follow-up.