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This is a five-item additive scale measuring difficulty surrounding daily activities. It is adapted from Katz's Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale.

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

Source: Katz, S., T. D. Down, H. R. Cash, and R. C. Grotz. 1970. "Progress in the development of the index of ADL." The Gerontologist 10(1):20-30.

Lawton, M. P. and Brody, E. M. 1969. "Assessment of older people: Self-maintaining and instrumental activities of daily living." The Gerontologist 9(3):179-186.


General Instructions:

For all items set '9) Response not codable' to system missing.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


HF066R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1) Now we would like to know how much difficulty you and your spouse/partner (if living) have in performing the activities of daily living listed below. For each question, check one box for you and one for your spouse/partner. (IF YOU HAVE NO SPOUSE/PARTNER, LEAVE SPOUSE QUESTIONS BLANK) (G2) Now we would like to know how much difficulty you and your family (if living) have in performing the activities of daily living listed below. For each question, check one box for you and one for your family member. (PLEASE LEAVE QUESTIONS BLANK FOR ANY FAMILY MEMBER WHO IS DECEASED.) Can walk up and down stairs? - YOU (HF066R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty34268.7
2) Yes but with difficulty13426.9
3) Yes but needs assistance122.4
4) No unable to do at all91.8
9) Response not codable10.2
TOTAL498100.0

HF068R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2) [How much difficulty?] Can walk more than one block? - YOU (HF068R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty39880.1
2) Yes but with difficulty6813.7
3) Yes but needs assistance102.0
4) No unable to do at all204.0
9) Response not codable10.2
TOTAL497100.0

HF070R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2) [How much difficulty?] Can prepare meals? - YOU (HF070R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty43687.9
2) Yes but with difficulty459.1
3) Yes but needs assistance71.4
4) No unable to do at all51.0
9) Response not codable30.6
TOTAL496100.0

HF072R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2) [How much difficulty?] Can do household chores? - YOU (HF072R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty41883.9
2) Yes but with difficulty5611.2
3) Yes but needs assistance132.6
4) No unable to do at all102.0
9) Response not codable10.2
TOTAL498100.0

HF074R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2) [How much difficulty?] Can take care of own personal hygiene needs such as bathing and cutting toenails? - YOU (HF074R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty44088.5
2) Yes but with difficulty377.4
3) Yes but needs assistance132.6
4) No unable to do at all51.0
9) Response not codable20.4
TOTAL497100.0



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