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This paper introduces the Daily Activities Checklist (DAC), an assessment developed for use with individuals with severe mental illness living in the community. The DAC establishes a baseline of engagement in self-care and instrumental activities of daily living and involves the consumer in the data gathering process. Preliminary information related to the feasibility and reliability of the measure suggests individuals with severe mental illness can accurately complete the assessment. The DAC also discrimated between individuals with severe mental illness that were working and those that were not.
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Education Department, School of Allied Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Occupational therapy in health care
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Voluntary use of free time for activities outside the daily routine.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
The use of electronic equipment to observe or record physiologic processes while the patient undergoes normal daily activities.
Persons with loss of vision such that there is an impact on activities of daily living.
Geriatric long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.
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