work capacity evaluation

work capacity evaluation

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WCE

A comprehensive assessment of functional status based on simulated physical demands of a job. Typically, a comprehensive work capacity evaluation includes timed, performance-based demonstrations of standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, crawling, pushing, pulling, lifting, reaching, carrying, balance, flexibility, dexterity, hand strength, and coordination.
See: functional assessment
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In one case, a loan applicant provided medical documentation of his disability, a Department of Labor Work Capacity Evaluation form, and a benefits statement showing regular disability payments since 2009.
According to Genovese and Galper (2009), the first work capacity evaluation was developed in 1975 by Leonard Matheson at the Work Preparation Center at Ranchos Los Amigos Hospital in California.
Functional capacity evaluations are also referred to as functional capacity assessments (FCA), physical capacity evaluations (PCE), work capacity evaluations (WCE) or functional abilities evaluations (FAE; Genovese & Galper, 2009).
However, other patients with documented injuries will be able to find physicians who will excuse them from any type of work, even if a work capacity evaluation indicates that available jobs are well within their demonstrated abilities to work.
Work capacity evaluations are useful to document the performance level that can be expected of a worker.
Work capacity evaluation services for the invitation to tender 12.
Termed the Work Capacity Evaluation (WCE), this instrument was implemented in a naturalistic work setting and included direct observations of relevant job skills and deficits.
Description of work tasks in the initial spectrum "entry-level work activities" for the Work Capacity Evaluation
How relevant is this task for the Work Capacity Evaluation work sample?
Control participants worked in blue collar, entry-level jobs such as assembly-line factory work, unskilled laborers in the construction and landscaping trades, and basic electronic work that involved tasks similar to those in the work capacity evaluation.