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This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 30: Activities of Daily Living: Factors Related to Independence
Activities of Daily Living: Factors Related to Independence
Both the number and the proportion of elderly adults in the population are projected to increase through the 21st century. The increase is expected to be associated with greater prevalence of chronic disease and dependence in performing daily activities. Independence in daily activities related to personal care (ADLs), and in instrumental tasks (IADLs) related to caring for the home and to activities outside the home, is crucial for remaining in the community. Elderly adults with dependence in IADLs and some ADLs more frequently receive informal care ...