The GARS instrument was developed to measure both activities of daily life (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily life (IADL) disability in community-based studies with respect to the aid and services provided by professional home help and district nursing agencies. It makes it possible to (1) more precisely describe the severity of the disablement caused by several chronic conditions, (2) establish changes in disablement over time, (3) differentiate more accurately between degrees of disability, and (4) improve the assessment of the need for professional care.
Year: 1994 Authors: Suurmeijer et al. Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Physical Activities
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Measure: Physical activities
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Lower scpres are better, scores range 18-72 Reference: Suurmeijer, T. P., Doeglas, D. M., Moum, T., Briançon, S., Krol, B., Sanderman, R., ... & Van den Heuvel, W. J. (1994). The Groningen Activity Restriction Scale for measuring disability: its utility in international comparisons. American Journal of Public Health, 84(8), 1270-1273.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Notes Care dependent elderly Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: Dutch Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.2105/AJPH.84.8.1270