Disability in the individual ADL, IADL, and mobility among older adults

Authors Alexander K. Smith , Niek de Wit , Nicolaas Zuithoff , Marieke Schuurmans , Nienke Bleijenberg
Published in The journal of nutrition, health and aging
Publication date 2017
Research groups Chronic Diseases
Type Article


Objectives: To examine the risk of disability in 15 individual ADL, IADL, and mobility in older adults by age; and to assess the association of multimorbidity, gender, and education with disability. Design & Setting: A prospective cohort study. The sample included 805 community-dwelling older people aged 60+ living in the Netherlands. Measurements: Disability was assessed using the Katz-15 Index of Independence in Basic Activities of Daily Living (ADL), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) and one mobility item. Disability in any of these activities was defined as the inability to perform the activity without assistance. The risk of disability by age for each individual ADL, IADL, and for mobility was assessed using Generalized mixed models.


Language English
Published in The journal of nutrition, health and aging
Year and volume 21 8
Key words ouderen, zelfredzaamheden, dagelijks leven
Page range 897-903

Nienke Bleijenberg

Chronic Diseases