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Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

  • By: Constance W. Liu
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) refers to the regular, everyday tasks that are necessary for independent living and self-care. These typically include: bathing, dressing, toileting, continence, eating, and transferring (the ability to get out of a bed or ...

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