Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1790-2

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The activities of daily living questionnaire (ADLQ) was developed to measure the functional abilities of people with dementia. It is an informant-rated questionnaire and should be completed by the patient’s primary caregiver. It consists of 28 items covering both basic and instrumental activities of daily living, organized into six subscales: self-care activities, household care, employment and recreation, shopping and money, travel, and communication. The informant rates the subject’s competence in each area according to a set of four descriptions of different competence levels; scores range from 0 to 3 where higher scores indicate greater impairment. A fifth response option, “don’t know/has never done” is also available, and if this option is selected, the item is excluded from scoring. Scores from individual items are summed (with adjustment for any items marked “don’t know/has never done”) to form subscale scores and then transformed to a percentage...

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References and Readings

  1. Chu, T. K. C., & Chung, J. C. C. (2008). Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese version of the activities of daily living questionnaire (ADLQ-CV). International Psychogeriatrics, 20, 1251–1261.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences UnitCambridgeUK