Table 6.

Appendix: IADL Scales

ScaleDescription and Type of ScaleTime and AdministrationComments
PGC Instrumental Activities of Daily Living24Guttman scale Questions on telephone use, shopping, food preparation, walking, public transportation, and medicinesInterviewer <30 min Appropriate for maintenance in community settingSimple measure design with general functioning questions on information necessary for independent living.
Frenchay Activities Index2515 items concerning activities at and outside the home. Summary score (15–60) and subscale scores for domestic, leisure/work, and outdoor activities. Depends on self-reports by patient and family.Uses: monitoring Time: 10–15 minDeveloped specifically for stroke patients. Assesses broad array of activities of daily living.