The Lawton instrumental activities of daily living scale.

  title={The Lawton instrumental activities of daily living scale.},
  author={Carla L Graf},
  journal={The American journal of nursing},
  volume={108 4},
  pages={52-62; quiz 62-3}
UNLABELLED By detecting early functional decline, the scale can help nurses with discharge planning. OVERVIEW Acute illness or a worsening chronic condition can hasten functional decline in older adults. During hospitalization, reduced mobility and other factors may rapidly decrease an older patient's ability to perform activities crucial for independent living, and the effects might be permanent. The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale assesses a person's ability to… CONTINUE READING