Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 11:23



Initialism of activity of daily living.


ADL (plural ADLs)

  1. (occupational therapy) An activity of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, or relieving oneself.
    • 2009, Marfan Syndrome and Schizophrenia: A Case Report and Literature Review, by Mary Lemberg, MD and Alexander W. Thompson, MD, MBA:
      She presented the second time unable to perform her ADLs with latent and perseverative speech, thought blocking, disorganized thought processes and behavior, delusions of being poisoned, and was preoccupied with bizarre physical symptoms.