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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.


HF067R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2) [How much difficulty?] Can walk up and down stairs? - SPOUSE/PARTNER (HF067R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty25471.8
2) Yes but with difficulty8524.0
3) Yes but needs assistance102.8
4) No unable to do at all41.1
9) Response not codable10.3
TOTAL354100.0

HF069R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2) [How much difficulty?] Can walk more than one block? - SPOUSE/PARTNER (HF069R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty28281.0
2) Yes but with difficulty4212.1
3) Yes but needs assistance82.3
4) No unable to do at all164.6
TOTAL348100.0

HF071R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2) [How much difficulty?] Can prepare meals? - SPOUSE/PARTNER (HF071R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty30686.9
2) Yes but with difficulty288.0
3) Yes but needs assistance92.6
4) No unable to do at all72.0
9) Response not codable20.6
TOTAL352100.0

HF073R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2) [How much difficulty?] Can do household chores? - SPOUSE/PARTNER (HF073R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty29684.3
2) Yes but with difficulty329.1
3) Yes but needs assistance144.0
4) No unable to do at all82.3
9) Response not codable10.3
TOTAL351100.0

HF075R7 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? - SPOUSE/PARTNER (HF075R7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes no difficulty31489.2
2) Yes but with difficulty216.0
3) Yes but needs assistance113.1
4) No unable to do at all61.7
TOTAL352100.0



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