Functional Assessment Scale Tool (FAST)

The FAST scale is a functional scale designed to evaluate patients at the more moderate-severe stages of dementia when the MMSE no longer can reflect changes in a meaningful clinical way.

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Clinical Characteristics and Correlations of Respiratory Sounds

The clinical characteristics of normal and adventitious sounds are summarized.

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Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living

The Index of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) encompasses six basic human functions: bathing, dressing, toileting, transfer, continence, and feeding. It provides an objective method of classifying heterogeneous groups of people with chronic illnesses, disabilities and impairments, and of describing their health needs and outcomes.

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