Katz’s Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living (KATZ ADL)

Katz S; Ford AB; Moskowitz RW; Jackson BA; Jaffe MW


Basic description

  • Published in 1963

Katz S; Ford AB; Moskowitz RW; Jackson BA; Jaffe MW

Instrument copyrighted by the American Medical Association (AMA)
To assess functional status as a measurement of the client’s ability to perform activities of daily living independently
Therapeutic area
  • Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
Therapeutic indication

Chronic Disease

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
  • obsro ObsRO
Original language(s)
  • English for the USA
14 translation(s)
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Katz S, Ford AB, Moskowitz RW. et al. Study of illness in the aged. The index of ADL: a standardized measure of biological and psychosocial function. JAMA 1963;185(12):914-919 (Abstract)

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