Disability evaluation is the assessment of the disability, especially its extent and impact on the quality of life of the person, in order for relevant stakeholders such as the government and physicians to provide assistance or interventions, whenever necessary.
Disability evaluation typically includes a range of activities, including but not limited to assessing the individual’s ability to perform basic daily living tasks such as work, sleeping, bathing, showering, dressing, cooking and cleaning. Disability is usually determined based on medical records and functional assessments which measure the degree of difficulty an individual has in performing certain tasks of daily life such as laundry or housekeeping. Disability evaluations can also involve interviews with family members or other stakeholders who are knowledgeable about the person’s condition in order to gain better insight into their disability and its impact on their quality of life. Ultimately, disability evaluation is necessary for determining the best course of action for providing assistance or interventions for individuals with disabilities.
By evaluating an individual’s ability to perform activities of daily living, disability evaluation can also provide valuable insight into the degree and extent of their functional limitations. This helps stakeholders better understand the individual’s needs, as well as identify any additional resources that may be needed in order to ensure they have access to proper care and support. Disability evaluation is an important step toward providing individuals with disabilities the means to live a meaningful life. With this information, relevant parties are able to make informed decisions when determining how best to support and assist individuals with disabilities. By evaluating disability correctly and accurately, stakeholders can ensure that an individual’s needs are met in order for them to lead as independent a life as possible.