Assessment of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) in elderly population






Activities of daily living (ADL), Physical dependency, Elderly

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Introduction: Most of the developing country facing growing number of elderly population because of decrease in fertility and increase in longevity. Elderly age (? 60 years) is a period in which people are prone to chronic diseases and their functional independency is probably restricted by physical and mental disabilities. Aim & Objectives: To find out the prevalence of physical dependency among elderly in Uttarakhand, India. Material & Methods: Activities of daily living (ADL) comprise the basic actions that involve caring for self and body, including personal care, eating and mobility. Results: In the present study population of 400, 112 (28%) study population were found to be physically dependent for their daily activities and out of them 63.39 % had moderate to severe dependency. Conclusion: High level of physical dependency in this study population need urgent attention towards good quality home care and geriatric health care services in India at primary, secondary and tertiary level.

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Usha P, Kishore S, Singh M, Aggarwal P, Jain B, Gawande K. Assessment of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) in elderly population. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 30 [cited 2022 Jul. 1];32(2):447-9. Available from:


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