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The Katz Activities of Daily Living Scale


AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
Critical Care Extra: Diagnostic Tests

The Katz scale goes by the basics to evaluate a patient's level of independence or dependence.

Author Information

Adriana Restrepo is a geriatric nurse practitioner at the Center for Geriatric Health Care at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ. At the time of this writing, she was the nurse manager of the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit at the Allen Pavilion/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY.

© 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.