FCE – Functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is a systematic method of measuring an individual’s ability to perform meaningful tasks on a safe and dependable basis. The purpose of an FCE is to:
- Improve the likelihood that the patient will be safe in subsequent job task performance.
- Assist the patient to improve role performance through identification of functional decrements so that they may be resolved or worked around.
- Determine the presence (and, if present, the degree) of disability.