Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale

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Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale
Purposeability of daily living activity(those with dementia)

The Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale (BADLS) is a 20-item questionnaire designed to measure the ability of someone with dementia to carry out daily activities such as dressing, preparing food and using transport.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Bucks, RS; Ashworth, DL; Wilcock, GK; Siegfried, K (1996). "Assessment of activities of daily living in dementia: development of the Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale". Age and Ageing. 25 (2): 113–120. doi:10.1093/ageing/25.2.113. PMID 8670538.
  2. ^ Burns, Alistair; Lawlor, Brian; Craig, Sarah (2002). "Rating scales in old age psychiatry". British Journal of Psychiatry. 180 (2): 161–167. doi:10.1192/bjp.180.2.161. PMID 11823329.
  3. ^ Bucks, RS; Haworth, Judy (2002). "Bristol Activities of Daily Living Scale: a critical evaluation". Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. 2 (5): 669–676. doi:10.1586/14737175.2.5.669. PMID 19810983.

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