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Table 2 ADL and IADL abilities in veterans with ankle-foot injuries (n = 1079)

From: Health-related quality of life and the ability to perform activities of daily living: a cross-sectional study on 1079 war veterans with ankle-foot disorders

Activities Independent (%) Need Help (%) Dependent (%)
ADLs Feeding 1025 (95.0) 45 (4.2) 9 (0.8)
Bathing 891 (82.6) 188 (17.4)
Grooming 893 (82.8) 186 (17.2)
Dressing 851 (78.9) 194 (18.0) 34 (3.1)
Toilet use 898 (83.2) 138 (12.8) 43 (4.0)
Bowel continence 953 (88.3) 92 (8.5) 34 (3.2)
Bladders continence 785 (72.7) 264 (24.5) 30 (2.8)
Transfer 736 (68.2) 304 (28.2) 39 (3.6)
Mobility 719 (66.6) 257 (23.8) 103 (9.6)
Using stairs 351 (32.5) 544 (50.4) 184 (17.1)
IADLs Ability to use telephone 891 (82.6) 141 (13.1) 47 (4.3)
Shopping 502 (46.5) 367 (34.0) 210 (19.5)
Food preparation 386 (35.8) 306 (28.3) 387 (35.9)
Housekeeping 342 (31.7) 249 (23.1) 488 (45.2)
Laundry 417 (38.6) 166 (15.4) 496 (46.0)
Mode of transportation 564 (52.3) 391 (36.2) 124 (11.5)
Responsibility for own medications 745 (69.0) 172 (16.0) 162 (15.0)
Ability to handle finances 668 (62.0) 294 (27.2) 117 (10.8)
  1. No data, ADL activity of daily living, IADL Instrumental activities of daily living