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GONZALEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Rubén; GANDOY-CREGO, Manuel  y  DIAZ, Miguel Clemente. Determination upon functional dependence situation. Reviewing the most used evaluation tools. Gerokomos [online]. 2017, vol.28, n.4, pp.184-188. ISSN 1134-928X.


the measure of the dependence situation is a fundamental act for the different public administration, which are concerned with the health and also the social services; therefore appropriate way to plan the policies toward the assistance and procedure as well at this field.


the aim of the present work is analyzing the most used valuation tools in Spain about the dependence situation. Reporting upon its content and its outstanding application fields is the goal. Knowing about the differences between these measurement scales, in relation to the dependence evaluation rate, is other goal as well. These scales are used to access to the System for Autonomy and Assistance to Dependence.


this study is made through a bibliographic review in the following database: Dialnet, Scopus, SciELO and


after the appropriate reviewing of currently literature, the results indicate a wide variety of measure tools in spite of the fact that there are a huge variety of possible contexts inner dependence.

Palabras clave : disability evaluation; disabled persons; activities of daily living; International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health; Spain.

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