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.

Trichomoniasis


Related Terms

  • Trich

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Family Physician
  • Gynecologist
  • Infectious Disease Internist
  • Urologist

Factors Influencing Duration

The severity of infection and effectiveness of treatment influence the length of disability. Factors related to reinfection also influence length of disability and include the number of sexual partners, the infection status of sexual partners, and condom use. Individuals with compromised immune systems may have delayed recovery. Treatment is normally delayed during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
131.00 - Trichomoniasis, Unspecified Urogenital; Fluor (Vaginalis) Trichomonal or Due to Trichomonas (Vaginalis); Leukorrhea (Vaginalis) Trichomonal or Due to Trichomonas (Vaginalis)
131.01 - Trichomonal Vulvovaginitis; Vaginitis, Trichomonal or Due to Trichomonas
131.02 - Trichomonal Urethritis
131.03 - Trichomonal Prostatitis
131.09 - Trichomoniasis, Urogenital, Other
131.8 - Trichomoniasis, Other Specified Sites
131.9 - Trichomoniasis, Unspecified

Causation and Known Risk Factors

Trichomoniasis affects far more women than men. Individuals with multiple sex partners are most at risk of developing this infection. Women between the ages of 16 and 35 are most commonly affected; however, trichomoniasis becomes more common with age and lifetime number of sexual partners. In comparative studies of accurate molecular amplification testing the highest rate of trichomoniasis is found in women ages 36 to 40 (Gincchino). Individuals with other STIs, especially gonorrhea, are more likely to have a trichomoniasis infection. Use of condoms reduces the risk of infection.

Other risk factors include high-risk sexual practices (multiple partners, unprotected sex), low socioeconomic status, substance abuse, and a history of bacterial vaginosis.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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