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dressing and undressing

This activity is about your ability to dress and undress, including choosing, and putting on appropriate and non-adapted clothing that is suitable for the situation, including socks and shoes. This may include dealing with fastenings such as zips or buttons.

Activity scores

A - Can dress and undress unaided 0
B - Needs to use an aid or appliance to be able to dress or undress 2
C - Needs either i) prompting to be able to dress, undress or determine appropriate circumstances for remaining clothed; or ii) prompting or assistance to be able to select appropriate clothing 2
D - Needs assistance to be able to dress or undress their lower body 2
E - Needs assistance to be able to dress or undress their upper body 4
F - Cannot dress or undress at all 8

Notes

  • This activity may not be a problem for most people with epilepsy most, or all, of the time. However, if your epilepsy means that you are ever unable to dress or undress yourself, select appropriate clothing, or remain clothed, then explain this in your answer.
  • If your epilepsy, or any injury related to it, means that you have any difficulty dressing or undressing, or means that you need to avoid certain types of clothing or fastenings, explain this.

Things to think about

  • What could happen to you if you have a seizure when dressing or undressing? What is the likelihood of this happening? Include any real examples of when this has happened, and how it affected you physically and mentally.
  • Does anything else about your epilepsy (including your seizures, recovery from seizures, medication side effects, or impact of your condition) affect your ability to do any of this activity?

Remember to include:

  • whether you can do this activity reliably (safely, to an appropriate standard, repeatedly and in a timely manner);
  • whether you need aids, appliances or help from another person to do this activity;
  • how often your condition affects your ability to do this activity (the 50% rule); and
  • the impact of any other conditions or disabilities that you have on this activity.

You will get just one single score for this activity, so make sure that you include as much relevant information as possible. You can continue on a separate sheet of paper if you need to.