Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

  • Tamara BushnikEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1786

Synonyms

IADLs

Definition

Instrumental activities of daily living are a subset of activities of daily living (ADLs). They include activities that are required to live independently, such as cooking and shopping. They are contrasted with basic activities of daily living (bADLs), which include basic self-care functions such as eating and bathing.

Cross-References

References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Inter-Hospital Research and Knowledge TranslationRusk RehabilitationNew YorkUSA