Case Study 6: Lower Moderate DisabilityThe patient is independent, can take care ofhimself and go out, and therefore is not inthe SEVERE DISABILITY category. Hesays he is unable to work and therefore ratesas MODERATE DISABILITY.C. Upper Moderate: Work capacity: Reduced Social activities: Resumed less than half as often as pre-injury Disruption or Strain: Frequent (once a week or more but tolerable)
Case Study 6: Lower Moderate DisabilityD. Lower Moderate: Work capacity: Unable to work or only able to work in sheltered workshop Social activities: Unable or rarely to participate Disruption or Strain: Constant (daily and intolerable)The fact that he cannot work at all, even though hissocial activity is close to before the injury, puts him inLOWER MODERATE.
Case Study 6: Lower Moderate DisabilityAdditional Considerations: Actually, in this case it would be a good idea to go into some more depth on the ability to work as there seems to be a discrepancy between the occupational status and the rest of the picture Does the patient feel he is unable to work? Would he be able to work at a reduced rate if offered? Would he perhaps be able to work full time, but are there other reasons unrelated to brain injury preventing him from doing so?