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The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale video program features a case study of an anxious older adult admitted to the hospital after being found disoriented by neighbors, and very aware that the results of this assessment might mean the end of living in her own apartment. While the challenges of measuring the activities included in the Lawton, such as housekeeping, money-management and transportation, are fairly significant when a patient is hospitalized and not in a home-like environment, those challenges can be eclipsed when patients are reluctant to cooperate. This program provides viewers with expert interviewing and assessment techniques which can be applied in their own practice.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize registered professional nurses with a tool designed to measure a patient's independent living skills.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Outline the reasons for assessing a patient's independent living skills.
  2. Describe nursing considerations and challenges in administering the Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale (IADL).
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: TTIADLV13
Published: April 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Carla Graf, MS, RN, CNS-BC