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Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability: How to Request, Interpret, and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations / Edition 1

Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability: How to Request, Interpret, and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Genovese, Jill S. Galper
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603590013
Publisher: American Medical Association
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: American Medical Association
Pages: 530
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

About the Editors xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Contributors xvi

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Introduction to Functional Capacity Evaluation Susan Isernhagen 1

Chapter 2 Approach to Requesting a Functional Evaluation Elizabeth Genovese Susan J. Isernhagen 19

Chapter 3 General Testing Principles for Functional Capacity Evaluations Susan Isernhagen Jill S. Galper 41

Chapter 4 Baseline Functional Capacity Evaluation Components Jill S. Galper 53

Chapter 5 Activities of Daily Living and Psychometric Questionnaires Elizabeth Genovese Mark Hyman 61

Chapter 6 Dynamic Material Handling Testing PT Ev Innes 91

Chapter 7 Use of Computerized Extremity and Trunk Tests in Functional Capacity Evaluation Jill S. Galper Dale Reese Ryan Shea Tom Mayer 117

Chapter 8 Static Testing in Functional Capacity Evaluations Jill S. Galper James Lamprakos 131

Chapter 9 Evaluating Movement and Positional Tolerance Michael Coupland Margot Miller Jill S. Galper 145

Chapter 10 Evaluating Aerobic Capacity Harriet Wittink Tim Takken 169

Chapter 11 Assessing Evaluee Effort Bhagwant S. Sindhu Phyllis M. King 195

Chapter 12 Upper Extremity Functional Testing Cynthia T. Kwasniewski Elaine Labovitz 227

Chapter 13 Postoffer Functional Testing for Injury Prevention: Methodological and Practical Considerations Eva Schonstein Norashikin Mahmud Dianna T. Kenny 259

Chapter 14 Job-specific Functional Testing for Injury Management Rick Wickstrom 273

Chapter 15 Functional Capacity Evaluation for Patients with Chronic Pain Lisa Fore Janice Keeley Tom Mayer 291

Chapter 16 Data Analysis and the Functional Capacity Evaluation Report Jill Galper Jerry N. Fogel 313

Chapter 17 Choosing aFunctional Capacity Evaluation Evaluator Jill Galper Elizabeth Genovese 335

Chapter 18 Clinician and Insurer Application of Functional Test Results Elizabeth Genovese 343

Chapter 19 Application of the Functional Capacity Evaluation by Vocational Experts Jasen M. Walker 357

Chapter 20 Legal Issues in Functional Capacity Evaluations Gwen Simons 367

Chapter 21 The Scientific Status of Functional Capacity Evaluation Michiel Reneman Harriet Wittink Douglas P. Gross 393

Chapter 22 Conclusions and Agenda for the Future Elizabeth Genovese Jill Galper 421

Appendix Functional Capacity Evaluation Model Descriptions 437

Index 517

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