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J Occup Rehabil. 2001 Sep;11(3):177-99.

Development of a database of functional assessment measures related to work disability.

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Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, 4444 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63108, USA.


The development of the Functional Assessment Measures Database is described. The database provides a method to organize and search for measures that are used to assess the functional abilities of people with medical impairments to determine work disability. The project identified 4,200 different measures that are used in the functional assessment of persons with disability across the life span, 812 of which are used to evaluate adults in terms of work disability. The database has 3,033 scales that are found in 633 measures. In the database, each measure is described and is linked to at least one functional assessment construct. The use of the database in the Social Security Administration Redesign Project is described. Other possible uses for the database are presented.

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