functional ability


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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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Effect of Anemia Correction on Overall Functional Ability
The item information function is an index of the degree and location of information that a particular functional item provides for estimating a score along a functional ability scale.
Need was measured by six variables: functional ability, perceived health status, and use of a nursing home, hospital, senior center, or meals program.
The relationship between laboratory measures of physical performance and functional ability is poorly understood.
Autonomous Mobile Robots Market: Segmentation On the basis of functional ability, the global autonomous mobile robots market can be segmented into the following: Self-maintenance Task performance Task perception Environmental perception Autonomous navigation Other abilities (Self-learning, reasoning, etc.) Currently, autonomous mobile robot manufacturers are focused on continuous upgradation and addition of functional abilities to the autonomous mobile robot technology.
Patients receiving fasinumab experienced significantly less pain and significantly improved functional ability from baseline when compared to placebo.
The World Banks Board of Executive Directors approved a US$118 million loan to support Chinas Anhui Province in developing and managing a diversified, three-tiered aged care service delivery system for the elderly, particularly those with limited functional ability. The Anhui Aged Care System Demonstration Project is the first World Bank-supported project globally to focus exclusively on developing a services system for elderly care.
Divisional Head Rehabilitation SIH Dr Imad Malik Khan said that physical therapy or physiotherapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remedy of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by physical therapists.
Previously, RA activity has been tracked by clinical observations of the number of tender or swollen joints, pain level, and functional ability. The blood test, called Vectra DA, is a measure of inflammation signaled by 12 biomarkers, all of which are associated with the presence of RA.
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.
Participating in a dynamic exercise program that combines aerobic exercise with strength training can improve the functional ability of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009, Issue 4.
Guide to the evaluation of functional ability; how to request, interpret, and apply functional capacity evaluations.

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