There are overwhelming demands for health and rehabilitation services due to rise in the number of disabled people. The existing literature on disability evaluation has only focused on impairment or functional limitation or earning capacity. They have not considered the skills fundamental to live, learn and work successfully in the community. This book addresses integrated evaluation of disability using ‘Clinical Tools’, ‘Activity Participation Skills Assessment Scale’, ‘Personal Factors Measurement Scale’, and ‘Environmental Factors Measurement Scale’. Physicians from all disciplines can use this method to evaluate disability pertaining to their respective fields.

Key Features

  • Applies the principles of ‘World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - ICF’
  • Includes case studies in the hypothetical model in this book
  • Includes a Ready Reckoner Impairment Table provides impairment score for 120 common clinical conditions
  • Consists of an integrated software which computes percentage of disability for clinical conditions

chapter 1|7 pages

Introduction to disability

chapter 4|52 pages

Methods for assigning impairment

chapter 5|55 pages

Validation of clinical methods/scales

chapter 8|4 pages

Impairment of urogenital functions

chapter 9|10 pages

Impairment of cardiovascular functions

chapter 10|8 pages

Impairment of pulmonary functions

chapter 13|11 pages

Impairment of visual functions

chapter 14|5 pages

Impairment of hearing functions

chapter 15|14 pages

Impairment of amputations

chapter 18|7 pages

Burns: Impairment

chapter 20|15 pages

Activities and participation

chapter 21|10 pages

Environmental factors

chapter 22|7 pages

Personal factors

chapter 23|101 pages

“Ready Reckoner Impairment Table”