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Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability package

Edition/Year: 2008
Publisher: American Medical Association
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ISBN#: NA
Item#: EB102712
Authors: Elizabeth Genovese, Jill S. Galper

AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability: How to Request, Interpret and Apply Functional Capacity Evaluations package: Softbound and e-Book

List Price: 112.5
AMA Member: 84.0

The Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability provides a practical approach to functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) in relation to assessing a patients physical ability to perform work-related and non-work-related activities of daily living (ADLs) and making a distinction between impairment and disability.

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This guide facilitates clear discussions and documentation on how to best use data in FCEs to determine whether or not a patient is able to perform work-related and non-work-related activities involved with the daily activities of living.

Receive Practical Information from the Next FCE You Request

The AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Functional Ability was written for physicians and therapists who have been in search of a standard approach to functional capacity evaluations.

It provides readers with a practical approach to FCEs so that they can gain a deeper understanding of the evidence basis for functional testing and understand how to best request, interpret and apply these functional tests.

With this guide, healthcare professionals are able to:

  • Select an FCE evaluator
  • Understand differences between various functional tests in order to request the appropriate type
  • Determine the degree to which a patient's disability precludes performance
  • Incorporate functional assessment into an impairment rating
  • Understand patient, medical and legal implications of FCEs with observations on psychological and motivational status
  • Design, interpret and apply FCEs to process workers' compensation and to rate disability

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"This book is without doubt the most complete summary of functional capacity information. I am especially pleased with the detail. I was expecting a cursory review, but what I got was a detailed, bit-by-bit, piece-by-piece analysis of each and every FCE component. This book also offers honest and frank discussions of the limitations of functional assessments. FCE and work readiness assessments are routinely skimmed in most university settings. Time usually does not permit the thorough coverage that is required to truly understand this unique field of therapy. As a fieldwork educator for my local university, I plan on gifting this book to each of my student interns. I foresee attorneys also benefiting from this compilation as well."

Dave Bledsoe, OTR/L
Bledsoe Occupational Therapy, Inc

 

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