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.

Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type


Related Terms

  • Paranoid Schizophrenia

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Negative symptoms (regressive behavior, emotional flatness, or social withdrawal) lengthen disability because they are more difficult to treat than positive symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, anger, anxiety, or violence) and are often accompanied by intellectual impairment. Lack of insight on the part of a paranoid schizophrenic individual also lengthens disability, as there is little incentive to cooperate with treatment and adhere to a medication regimen. Another negative influence on length of disability is the individual's presence in an unstable or hostile environment.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
295.30 - Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type; Unspecified
295.31 - Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type; Subchronic
295.32 - Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type; Chronic
295.33 - Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type; Subchronic with Acute Exacerbation
295.34 - Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type; Chronic with Acute Exacerbation
295.35 - Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type; in Remission

Prognosis

The prognosis for paranoid schizophrenia is more favorable than for the other forms of schizophrenia. In spite of treatment difficulties, many individuals with paranoid schizophrenia can function quite well. Even though their paranoid views are apparently unshakable, various treatments appear effective in improving social functioning so they do not require lengthy hospitalization. When paranoid schizophrenia is successfully managed, afflicted individuals can enjoy long-term personal, social, and career relationships. Poor outcome was associated with seclusive personality, poor functioning before onset of illness, onset 6 months or more before hospitalization, gradual onset, lack of insight, single marital status, and lack of precipitating events.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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