How to Try This: The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale
Sources: AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Passing Score: 11/15 (73%)
Published: April 2008
ANCC 2.5 CH
Purpose of Activity:To instruct registered professional nurses in the development and use of the Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale to detect early signs of functional decline.
Learning Objectives:After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
- outline background information helpful for understanding the assessment of functional ability in older adults.
- plan the appropriate interventions for assessing older patients using the Lawton IADL scale.
The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.