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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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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).
While about half of the cognitive measures predicted functional ability in the schizophrenia group, none except one predicted functional ability in the control group," Ms.
The FIM consists of two parts that evaluate functional ability in the cognitive and motor domains.
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).
Table 1 demonstrates that functional disability scores progressively decreased over the 6-month period after admission, signifying a significant progressive improvement in functional ability (p = .
Results of surveys with the 45 participants yielded information on demographics, perception of functional ability, and perceived impact of workplace accommodations.
In this article I will focus on how hypnosis has been effectively utilized to enhance performance of functional ability, increase self-esteem, and potentiate brief psychotherapy for adjustment difficulties to injuries and disabilities through the use of case examples.
Lunge - A great exercise to improve leg strength as well as functional ability is the simple static lunge.
The authors concluded: "This large cohort of 85-year-olds showed good levels of both selfrated health and functional ability despite significant levels of disease and impairment.
To enable comparison of the outcome of this study with other knee OA studies, functional ability measures including walking, Get Up and Go, and walking up and down 11 stairs were used in our study (Chaipinyo and Karoonsupcharoen 2009, Fransen and McConnell 2008, Hurley and Scott 1998).
The exercises, which are accompanied by illustrations, incorporate yoga, pilates, and Feldenkrais techniques with traditional weight training and aerobics exercise, to improve bone density, balance, flexibility, posture, skeletal alignment, aerobic fitness, muscle size, and functional ability for everyday activities.
Assessment of motor function and functional abilities confidence level were carried out once with the Modified Motor Assessment Scale (MMAS) and Functional Ability Confidence Scale (FCAS) respectively.

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