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Table 1 Description of basic and instrumental activities of daily living

From: Brief assessments and screening for geriatric conditions in older primary care patients: a pragmatic approach

Basic activities of daily living include the following [73]: Instrumental activities of daily living include the following [31]:
Bathing Use the telephone
Dressing Use public transportation
Toileting Do grocery shopping
Transferring (in-out of bed/chair) Prepare meals
Continence (bladder, bowel) Handle own medication
Eating Handle finances
  Do housekeeping
  Do laundry