Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Cerebrovascular Accident


Related Terms

  • Acute Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Brain Attack
  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Craniovascular Accident
  • CVA
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Stroke Syndrome

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Physician
  • Internal Medicine Physician
  • Neurologist
  • Orthotist
  • Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist)
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Speech Therapist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Delay in treatment of stroke negatively influences recovery. Age at onset also affects recovery, with older adults experiencing longer-lasting effects than those with onset before age 45. Disability varies with the part of the brain affected, the extent of brain damage, and response to treatment.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
434.01 - Cerebral Thrombosis; Thrombosis of Cerebral Arteries; with Cerebral Infarction
434.11 - Cerebral Embolism; with Cerebral Infarction
434.91 - Cerebral Artery Occlusion, Unspecified; with Cerebral Infarction
435.9 - Unspecified Transient Cerebral Ischemia; Impending Cerebrovascular Accident; Intermittent Cerebral Ischemia; Transient Ischemic Attack [TIA]
436 - Cerebrovascular Disease, Acute, But Ill-defined
437.1 - Cerebrovascular Disease, Other and Ill Defined; Other Generalized Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease
997.02 - Iatrogenic Cerebrovascular Infarction or Hemorrhage; Postoperative Stroke

Prognosis

Recovery rates vary depending on age and the part of the brain affected and the extent of the stroke. Function will be restored in more than half of individuals with moderate to severe paralysis on one side of the body (hemiplegia) (Kwakkel). Stroke (all types) has an overall mortality rate of 39.1 per 100,000 individuals; higher mortality occurs in older individuals, and in those with brain stem stroke, or hemorrhagic stroke with alterations of consciousness (Go; Zia). About 5% to 10% of stroke survivors have a second stroke within a year. Control of risk factors such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation, atherosclerosis, obesity, and high lipid levels is important to prevent additional strokes (Go). Rehabilitation is a significant factor in stroke outcomes.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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