Katz index of independence in ADL. Reliability and validity in short-term care.

@article{Brorsson1984KatzIO,
  title={Katz index of independence in ADL. Reliability and validity in short-term care.},
  author={Bengt Brorsson and Kerstin Hulter {\AA}sberg},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={1984},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={125-32}
}
This article deals with the Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living and presents a study of its reliability and validity carried out at a Department of Internal Medicine in Sweden. Enrolled nurses assessed independently 100 aged patients. Scalability and interobserver variability were tested with Guttman scale-analysis. The results indicated that the activities are ranked according to a cumulative scale and that the index is reliable. Patients independent in ADL had shorter… CONTINUE READING

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