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functional ability

The ability to perform activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and other independent living skills, such as shopping and housework. Many functional assessment tools are available to quantify functional ability.
See: activities of daily living
See also: ability
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Functional ability was most compromised in quadriplegic and dyskinetic cases of cerebral palsy, and those children were classified at levels IV or V.
Moreover, variation occurs when children with the same functional ability characteristics are identified by different disability categories across states because of differences in state eligibility systems (Chambers et ah, 2004; Dunst & Trivette, 2004).
Three of seven tests that are part of the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery--the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test Revised (HVLT-R), and the Trail Making Test (TMT)--were found on regression analysis to be more predictive of functional ability in 76 patients than in 34 healthy controls, said Ms.
In-hospital rehabilitation can influence a patient's functional ability at and after hospital discharge because a patient's functional ability after hospital discharge is closely related to functional ability at hospital discharge.
After 18 months of treatment, patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease taking the drug failed to show a significant benefit on scales of cognitive decline and functional ability compared with those taking a placebo, missing the study's two main goals.
Each athlete is given a two digit number: the first digit indicates the nature of the athlete's impairment while the second indicates the amount of functional ability the athlete has.
945 respectively which indicates that both WOMAC and CIFKAS are highly correlated, and CIFKAS may also be a potential measure of pain, functional ability and overall functional disability status in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Thus, the purpose of the study presented here was to use a more sophisticated process (structural equation modeling) to propose, assess, and ultimately develop a model that addresses these issues, while evaluating the theoretical basis of vision rehabilitation (that physical and sensory ability affect functional ability, which, in turn, affects social and emotional adjustment, and that the two together ultimately have an impact on one's quality of life) (Elliott & Kuyk, 1994; La Grow & Humphries, 1998).
The main studies are on maladaptions of skeletal muscle in heart failure and type 2 diabetes and potential treatments, the impact of sarcopenia and resistance training on muscle strength and functional ability in older adults, and the effects of aging on muscle strength.
In terms of functional disability, subjects considered their overall functional ability (dependence on others) to be less recovered than the specific functional abilities (feeding, grooming, or toileting): 75% of the subjects stated that they were completely independent on others, whereas 92.
Also, the impact of implementing PAS on users' ratings of their workplace functional ability was explored.
Researchers from University of Gothenburg, Sweden followed 385 patients in a rehabilitation programme for 10 years and asked them to self-rate their pain, functional ability and quality of life.

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