Functional capacity and residual functional capacity and their utility in measuring work capacity.

@article{AbdelMoty1993FunctionalCA,
  title={Functional capacity and residual functional capacity and their utility in measuring work capacity.},
  author={Elsayed Abdel-Moty and David A. Fishbain and T. M. Khalil and Samy Sadek and Robert Brian Cutler and Renn{\'e}e Steele Rosomoff and Hubert L. Rosomoff},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={1993},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={168-73}
}
OBJECTIVE The pain physician is often asked to establish the medical impairment of the chronic pain patient (CPP) and from that determination ascertain the work capacity of the CPP. Functional capacity (FC) testing has recently been introduced as a more objective and accurate way of facilitating the determination of work capacity. However, there are conceptual problems with the measurement of FC. These will be reviewed and the relationship of FC to residual functional capacity (RFC) will be… CONTINUE READING

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