Participation is an important measure of disorder severity. Although posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often causes functional impairment, the literature about challenges in basic and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL) among adults with PTSD appears limited. To describe the encountered challenges according to the existing literature, a systematic search identified 20 articles published between 1995 and 2021. These studies described various limitations on ADL among adults with PTSD, mostly (60%) in broad terms; thus, failing to identify the exact challenging domains. This review discusses the need for research and clinical practice to systematically evaluate basic and instrumental ADL in PTSD.
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- activities of daily living (ADL)
- functional impairment
- instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health