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Chapter 8

Health and Aging reading notes chapter 8

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Health Studies
Anna Walsh

Health, Illness, and Optimal Aging Chapter 8 -functional health refers to the ability to take care of personal needs -health promotion programs optimize health and health behaviours and intervene in illness -quality of life is an overarching construct that includes optimal health and maintenance of independence Functional Health Assessing Functional Health Activities of Daily Living (ADLS) -Katz, Ford, Moskowitz, Jackson, and Jaffe developed the first ADL scale to measure a persons ability to complete 6 basic functions 1. Bathing 2. Dressing 3. Toileting 4. Transferring from bed to a chair 5. Continence 6. Eating -measure by asking either the person or the caregiver whether a task can be completed -answers rated into 3 levels 1. Ability to perform the task independently 2. Ability to perform the task with some assistance 3. Inability to complete the task even with assistance -another way to assess is to watch the patient -inability to perform ADL increases with age especially for women Instrumental Activities of Daily Living -Lawton and Brody made this scale -to complete IADLS a person has to have the physical and mental abilities to perform a task as well motivation -the first IADLS scale had
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