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    Schwab and England Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Scale

    Grades functional status in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
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    Completely independent: able to do all chores without difficulty; essentially normal; unaware of any difficulty
    Completely independent: able to do all chores with some difficulty (may take twice as long); beginning to be aware of difficulty
    Mostly independent: chores takes twice as long; conscious of difficulty
    Not completely independent: more difficulty with some chores; takes 3-4x longer for some
    Some dependency: can do most chores but exceedingly slowly and with much effort; makes errors; some chores impossible
    More dependent: needs help with half of chores; is slower and has difficulty with everything
    Heavily dependent: can assist with all chores but does few alone
    Mostly dependent: with effort, can sometimes do a few chores alone or begin alone; much help needed
    Severely dependent: can help slighly with some chores but nothing alone
    Completely dependent: helpless; complete invalid
    Bedridden: vegetative functions such as swallowing, bladder and bowel functions impaired

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