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AOTA is working on a solution. Easily administered and appropriate for use with many populations and in many settings, this versatile assessment assists in identifying areas in which a person can perform and where he or she needs assistance.
The tool is helpful with many other populations and in many settings, including. KELS tests 13 living skills in five areas: 1 self-care, 2 safety and health, 3 money management, 4 community mobility and telephone, and 5 employment and leisure participation. Administration combines interview questions and tasks and is easy to learn. It can be administered in a short period of time, usually in approximately 45 minutes. In this edition, safety photos have been updated, and electronic banks and electronic devices are included on the flash drive.
Fillable score forms and other administration forms are also available on the flash drive. Contents Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Equipment Assembly Chapter 3. Forms, Labels, and Cards Chapter 4. Administration Chapter 5. Research Chapter 7. Application and Limitations. Revised from user feedback and tested on more than clients, the updated KELS provides valuable information used to match a living environment with a person's strengths, enabling patients and clients to live safely in the least restrictive environment possible.
If you do not have an account please click Create Free Account. If you need further help, contact us at members aota. Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills,4th Edition. Product Overview Note. Read More. The tool is helpful with many other populations and in many settings, including Older adults in nursing facilities, inpatient units, and outpatient settings; Clients in acute-care units in hospitals; People with acquired brain injury; and Adolescents in living skill training programs KELS tests 13 living skills in five areas: 1 self-care, 2 safety and health, 3 money management, 4 community mobility and telephone, and 5 employment and leisure participation.
Application and Limitations Revised from user feedback and tested on more than clients, the updated KELS provides valuable information used to match a living environment with a person's strengths, enabling patients and clients to live safely in the least restrictive environment possible.
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Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills
The Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills KELS is an interview and task performance test initially developed for adolescents and adults in short-term psychiatric settings. Later, the KELS was used with the geriatric population as well as persons with mental retardation, brain injury, and other cognitive impairment. It is designed to be a rapidly and easily administered standardized tool to evaluate both basic and instrumental activities of daily living. The KELS assesses 17 living skills grouped into five major categories of self-care, safety and health, money management, transportation and telephone, and work and leisure Thomson, Time required for evaluation is 30—45 min. The first item of the KELS is based on observation and the other 16 are either performance- or interview-based. If clients are unable to perform a task, an interview can be substituted for some but not all items.
Later the KELS was assessed and adapted for a geriatric population. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of the KELS with elderly individuals living in the community in Israel. The subjects included 92 elderly people living in the community, in protected housing facilities for the elderly, and those living in the community and attending day care. The KELS was also found to be highly sensitive to the differences between all three groups, supporting construct validity. Furthermore, the KELS was found to be more sensitive to these differences than the other instruments used in the study. In conclusion, the results show the KELS to be valid and appropriate for use by occupational therapists with the Israeli elderly population, similar to the US population.