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AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability: How to Request, Interpret and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations

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Understand the use of FCEs in determining disability

 

Bridging the gap between impairment and disability, the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability provides a practical approach to functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) in relation to assessing patients’ physical ability. With this book, readers will be able to:

 

• Know the differences between various functional tests to request the appropriate type

 

• Design, interpret and apply FCEs to process workers’ compensation and to rate disability

 

• Clearly discuss and document how to best use the data in FCEs to assess a patient’s ability to perform work-related and non-work-related activities of daily living, or ADLs

 

• Interpret and apply an FCE report and understand legal implications of FCEs

 

Chapter Headings

 

• Introduction to Functional Capacity Evaluation

 

• Approach to Requesting a Functional Evaluation

 

• General Testing Principles for Functional Capacity Evaluations

 

• Baseline Functional Capacity Evaluation Components

 

• Activities of Daily Living and Psychometric Questionnaires

 

• Dynamic Material Handling Testing

 

• Use of Computerized Extremity and Trunk Tests in Functional Capacity Evaluation

 

• Static Testing in Functional Capacity Evaluations

 

• Evaluating Movement and Positional Tolerance

 

• Evaluating Aerobic Capacity

 

• Assessing Evaluee Effort

 

• Upper Extremity Functional Testing

 

• Postoffer Functional Testing for Injury Prevention: Methodological and Practical Considerations

 

• Job-Specific Functional Testing for Injury Management

 

• Functional Capacity Evaluation for Patients with Chronic Pain

 

• Data Analysis and the Functional Capacity Evaluation Report

 

• Choosing a Functional Capacity Evaluation Evaluator

 

• Clinician and Insurer Application of Functional Test Results

 

• Application of the Functional Capacity Evaluation by Vocational Experts

 

• Legal Issues in Functional Capacity Evaluations

 

• The Scientific status of Functional Capacity Evaluation

 

• Conclusions and Agenda for the Future

 

• Functional Capacity Evaluation Model Descriptions

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Weight 0.72 kg
Dimensions 28 x 22 x 5 cm
ISBN

[10] 1603590013 [13] 978160359

Author

Elizabeth Genovese and Jill S. Galper

Published Date

2009

Pages

500

Dimensions

229 x 152 mm

Cover

soft cover

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