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Producer: Terra Nova Films for American Journal of Nursing
Release Date: 2009
Item Code: AJ/KIA
Format: DVD
Running Time: 28 minutes

Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living

The Katz Index is a direct-observation assessment tool that measure a patient’s ability to independently perform six basic activities of daily living in the following areas:

  • bathing
  • dressing
  • toileting
  • transferring
  • continence
  • feeding

This DVD encourages maximizing the person(s) functional status, while evaluating their actual capabilities to safely perform these daily tasks. It also identifies multiple factors that can affect older adult functioning, and discusses limitations in performing ADL’s in community and instituational settings. (Part of a 28-DVD training series).


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