Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)

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<strong>Summary:</strong> The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Calculator is useful for identifying current functional level and for detecting trends toward improvement or deterioration. There are eight areas assessed with the Lawton IADL scale.
Women are typically scored on all 8 areas of function and, historically, the areas of food preparation, housekeeping, laundering are excluded for men.
Clients are scored according to their highest level of functioning in that category.
Higher scores indicate independence and high function, while lower scores indicate dependence and low function.
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[select name="Q1" value="Without help - 3 points=3|With some help - 2 points=2|Completely unable to use the telephone - 1 point=1"] <-- 1. Can you use the telephone?
[select name="Q2" value="Without help - 3 points=3|With some help - 2 points=2|Completely unable to travel unless special arrangements are made - 1 point=1"] <-- 2. Can you get to places that are out of walking distance?
[select name="Q3" value="Without help - 3 points=3|With some help - 2 points=2|Completely unable to do any shopping - 1 point=1"] <-- 3. Can you go shopping for groceries?
[select name="Q4" value="Without help - 3 points=3|With some help - 2 points=2|Completely unable to prepare any meals - 1 point=1"] <-- 4. Can you prepare your own meals?
[select name="Q5" value="Without help - 3 points=3|With some help - 2 points=2|Completely unable to do any housework - 1 point=1"] <-- 5. Can you do your own housework?
[select name="Q6" value="Without help - 3 points=3|With some help - 2 points=2|Completely unable to do any handyman work - 1 point=1"] <-- 6. Can you do your own handyman work?
[select name="Q7" value="Without help - 3 points=3|With some help - 2 points=2|Completely unable to do any laundry - 1 point=1"] <-- 7. Can you do your own laundry?
[select name="Q8a" value="Yes - 1 point=1|No - 2 points=2"] <-- 8. Do you use any medications?
[conditional field="Q8a" condition="(Q8a).is('Yes - 1 point=1')"][select name="Q8b" value="Without help (in the right doses at the right time) - 3 points=3|With some help (take medication if someone prepares it for you or reminds you to take it) - 2 points=2|Completely unable to take own medication - 1 point=1"] <-- 8b. Do you take your own medication?[/conditional][conditional field="Q8a" condition="(Q8a).is('No - 2 points=2')"][select name="Q8b" value="Without help (in the right doses at the right time) - 3 points=3|With some help (take medication if someone prepares it for you or reminds you to take it) - 2 points=2|Completely unable to take own medication - 1 point=1"] <-- 8b. If you had to take medication, could you do it?[/conditional]
[select name="Q9" value="Without help - 3 points=3|With some help - 2 points=2|Completely unable to handle money - 1 point=1"] <-- 9. Can you manage your own money?
Score --> [calc memo="Score" value="(Q1)+(Q2)+(Q3)+(Q4)+(Q5)+(Q6)+(Q7)+(Q8a)+(Q8b)+(Q9)"] points*

*Although very high and very low scores are clinically relevant, the trend in scores over time often has more utility than any single score.
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reference: <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/5349366">Lawton (1969) Gerontologist 9: 179-86</a>, <a href="http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0101/p48.html">Elsawy (2011) Am Fam Phys 83: 48-56</a>.[/html][/conditional]
Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Summary: The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Calculator is useful for identifying current functional level and for detecting trends toward improvement or deterioration. There are eight areas assessed with the Lawton IADL scale.
Women are typically scored on all 8 areas of function and, historically, the areas of food preparation, housekeeping, laundering are excluded for men.
Clients are scored according to their highest level of functioning in that category.
Higher scores indicate independence and high function, while lower scores indicate dependence and low function.

<-- 1. Can you use the telephone?
<-- 2. Can you get to places that are out of walking distance?
<-- 3. Can you go shopping for groceries?
<-- 4. Can you prepare your own meals?
<-- 5. Can you do your own housework?
<-- 6. Can you do your own handyman work?
<-- 7. Can you do your own laundry?
<-- 8. Do you use any medications?

<-- 9. Can you manage your own money?
Score --> Score(Q1)+(Q2)+(Q3)+(Q4)+(Q5)+(Q6)+(Q7)+(Q8a)+(Q8b)+(Q9) points*

*Although very high and very low scores are clinically relevant, the trend in scores over time often has more utility than any single score.

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