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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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 hardening programs, work capacity evaluations. Work hardening programs are most successful if the patient is motivated to return to work and has an identified job that will begin during or immediately after work hardening.
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.
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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).