Institute of Medicine

A nonprofit organization that works outside the framework of government to ensure scientifically informed analysis and independent guidance on matters of biomedical science, medicine and health. The institute provides unbiased, evidence-based and authoritative...

instrumental activities of daily living

Activities relating to independent livingthat include preparing meals, keeping a budget, purchasing groceries, performing housework and using a telephone. IADLs refer to skills beyond basic self care, or activities of daily living.