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Physical Self-Maintenance Scale

Purpose:

To evaluate the degree of independence in self-maintenance for a patient using the Physical Self-Maintenance Scale of Lawton.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

physical and lifestyle, disability and performance

ICD-10:

Z73.6

Description:

Lawton and Brody used the Physical Self-Maintenance Scale to evaluate the ability of a patient to live with complete independence. While developed for the elderly it can be used in other persons with disabilities. The authors are from the Philadelphia Geriatric Center.

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