Measurement of functional capacity: a new approach to understanding functional differences and real-world behavioral adaptation in those with mental illness.

@article{Patterson2010MeasurementOF,
  title={Measurement of functional capacity: a new approach to understanding functional differences and real-world behavioral adaptation in those with mental illness.},
  author={Thomas L Patterson and Brent T Mausbach},
  journal={Annual review of clinical psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={139-54}
}
The measurement of functional capacity in mental illness is an important recent development. Determination of functional capacity may serve as a surrogate marker for real-world functioning, thereby aiding clinicians in making important treatment determinations. This article provides an overview of a model of functioning, discusses the various areas of functioning relevant to real-world performance in persons with mental illness, and reviews existing measures that assess functional capacity… CONTINUE READING
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