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Functional Assessment

Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN

de Tornyay Endowed Professor for Healthy Aging
Director, de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
School of Nursing
University of Washington

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Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, and physical performance.
  • Identify at least one way that ADLs, IADLs, and physical performance can be assessed and whether the assessments are subjective or objective.
  • Describe risk factors for functional decline in older adults.

[From the Winter 2014 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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