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What is a functionality test for disability?
An FCE is an extensive physical examination that determines a person's baseline functional capabilities and assesses a person's ability to return to work.
How accurate is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?
In summary, they concluded that functional capacity evaluations are most accurately considered behavioral tests influenced by many factors, including physical ability, beliefs, and perceptions. Therefore, these results should be interpreted within the subject's broad personal and environmental context.
What is involved in a functional capacity assessment?
A Functional Capacity Evaluation is an assessment containing a series of tests to determine a worker's physical ability to meet the functional demands associated with their pre- injury role, thus, assisting them with their recovery and or return to work.
When would you use a Functional Capacity Evaluation?
Usually, employers and others will want a functional capacity evaluation if a worker has been injured and has likely reached maximum medical improvement. Usually, an FCE is used toward the end of a workers' compensation claim, when a worker is close to returning to work.
How do you fail a Functional Capacity Evaluation?
If an employee's heart rate fails to reach a certain threshold (usually 80% of employee's maximum heart-rate) following certain exercises or tests, then this heart-rate is interpreted as self-limiting behavior, and the entire Functional Capacity Evaluation may be deemed invalid.
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