The Groningen Activity Restriction Scale (GARS) is general disease independent instrument for measuring disability in activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). It has 18 items and scores range from 1-4 with higher scores being indicative for greater disability.
Year: 1992 Authors: Kempen et al. 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 18-72 Reference: Kempen, G. I., Miedema, I., Ormel, J., & Molenaar, W. (1996). The assessment of disability with the Groningen Activity Restriction Scale. Conceptual framework and psychometric properties. Social science & medicine (1982), 43(11), 1601–1610.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: Dutch Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes 10.1016/s0277-9536(96)00057-3