The Townsend disability scale is a short index of activities that assesses physical ability in social terms and can be administered by a lay person. The scale gives equal weighting to each item and ignores daily and seasonal effects. Items are worded without reference to a time period.
Year: 1973 Authors: Sainsbury Disease: COPD Outcome: Activities of daily living
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Measure: Activities of daily living (generic instrument)
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Lower scores are better, scores range 0-22 Reference: Sainsbury S. Measuring Disability. London: Bell, 1973
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: No Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear