versión impresa ISSN 1134-928X
REIS, Gorete; TEIXEIRA, Laetitiae; CONSTANCA, Paúl y MARTINS, Manuela. Independence in the performance of Daily life activities (ADLs): validating a research scale applied to the Portuguese population. Gerokomos [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.2, pp.69-73. ISSN 1134-928X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1134-928X2012000200005.
Functionality has primordial importance in old people's independence; situation we wish to be as long as possible in the course of one's life. Functionality is a multidimensional construct measured through personal and instrumental activities of the life (ADL and IADL). The aim of this study is to validate a scale of daily life activities for the Portuguese population, middle-aged and elderly (n = 1322). Results of this study show us the existence of three factors, with suitable psychometric characteristics, which are: mobility, instrumental activities of daily life and personal activities of daily life, with an explained variation of 64.75%. It has a specific interest for the population living in the community.
Palabras clave : Functionality; independence; ADL; ageing; validation study.