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


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


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Product Description

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


Additional Information

Weight 0.72 kg
Dimensions 28 x 22 x 5 cm

[10] 1603590013 [13] 978160359


Elizabeth Genovese and Jill S. Galper

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229 x 152 mm


soft cover