Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire
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...
References and Readings
- Johnson, N., Barion, A., Rademaker, A., Rehkemper, G., & Weintraub, S. (2004). The activities of daily living questionnaire: A validation study in patients with dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders, 18, 223–230.Google Scholar