activities of daily living
- (written as Activities of Daily Living)A frequently used set of basic activities of daily life, such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, and transferring, each of which can be rated on a simple scale. The activities and their measurements vary according to the groups for whom they are being developed. The scores are sometimes combined in the construction of indices of healthy functioning or to measure changes in response to treatments.
- acronymADL (written as Activities of Daily Living)