functional capacity


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func·tion·al ca·pac·i·ty

(fungk'shŭn-ăl kă-pas'i-tē)
The extent to which a person can increase exercise intensity and maintain increased levels, dependent largely on cardiovascular fitness.

functional capacity

1. In cardiovascular medicine, the ability of a person to perform aerobic work during maximum oxygen intake.
2. The largest amount of urine a patient can comfortably hold before feeling the urge to urinate. It may be estimated by recording how much urine a patient voids on each occasion during a two- or three-day period. The largest volume is the called the functional bladder capacity.
See also: capacity
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Because of this preparation, he was able to overcome the stress of surgery, and returned home after 1 week where he continued to improve his functional capacity and remained independent.
In 1983, the Polinsky Functional Capacity Assessment was the first widely available commercial FCE and, in the late 1980s, Blankenship FCEs became available.
All the patients were assessed as NYHA class I with regards to functional capacity (p=0.
Keywords: Functional Capacity Scale, functional outcomes study, intracranial aneurysm, reliability, validity
6] In 2009, Merete Bertelson et al [7] found significantly better functional capacity 3 months after a multidisciplinary physical therapy intervention and at one-year follow-up.
With ageing, the functional capacity of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory system progressively starts to diminish, and this leads to an increased risk of frailty.
And now, Vancouver residents can undergo Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) through Burrard Physiotherapy.
After the functional capacity test was completed, anaerobic threshold (AT) was calculated from the test data.
The sample was assessed before and after the intervention with respect to the perception of pain by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and functional capacity by measuring joint range (goniometry), muscle strength (dynamometry digital) and the WOMAC scale, establishing the significance level to rule out the null hypothesis if p < 0.
The initial 53-patient TITAN clinical trial demonstrated significant relief from FMR and improvements in functional capacity and quality of life compared to a contemporaneously-enrolled control group.
case; 431 on the functional capacity of the immune system by measuring specific antibody responses to an influenza vaccination.

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