Evidence for Functional Capacity Evaluations: The test-retest reliability of the WorkHab FCE.

James, Carole, MacKenzie, Lynette and Capra, Mike (2010). Evidence for Functional Capacity Evaluations: The test-retest reliability of the WorkHab FCE.. In: WFOT Congress 2010: 15th World Congress of the World Federation Of Occupational Therapists, Santiago, Chile, (0307-0307). 4-7 May 2010.


Author James, Carole
MacKenzie, Lynette
Capra, Mike
Title of paper Evidence for Functional Capacity Evaluations: The test-retest reliability of the WorkHab FCE.
Conference name WFOT Congress 2010: 15th World Congress of the World Federation Of Occupational Therapists
Conference location Santiago, Chile
Conference dates 4-7 May 2010
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Poster
Start page 0307
End page 0307
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Introduction: Functional capacity evaluations (FCE's) are an integral part of work injury prevention and occupational rehabilitation. FCE's are designed to provide a comprehensive, performance based assessment, and to define the functional abilities and limitations of an individual. The WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of many FCE's currently available, however there is a lack of published literature regarding it's reliability and validity. Reliability of an assessment is the extent to which the measure is consistent and free from error, and demonstrates the reproducibility of the assessment over time. Test retest reliability indicates stability of the assessment results.

Conclusions: The results of the lifting items identified substantial levels of test retest reliability. Clinicians can therefore have increased confidence in the test retest reliability of these lifting components within the WorkHab FCE.
Subjects EX
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented during "Occupational Practice: Past and Future Trends" as Prime Poster Discussion Forum no. PP-03.

 
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