XRTS Effort Assessment

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Effort Assessment

With the use of the Cross-Reference Testing System® tools, the Effort Assessment suite of services can take the subjectivity out of your Functional Testing.

XRTS was developed to give the market a new option to approaching the issues of assessing validity of effort. With the introduction of the Effort Assessment testing, evaluation and reporting protocols, we now have the ability to objectively validate patient plateau or identify lack of cooperation during treatment. Thus, allowing stakeholders to make next step decisions based on scientific fact. Formerly, the referral source would have waited for a countless number of unnecessary therapy visits to occur before a full Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) was performed. Our design and development of the Effort Assessment testing, evaluation and reporting services now speeds up the process while improving quality of information. The XRTS protocol incorporates the Effort Assessment testing, evaluation and reporting as a part of our full Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) as well. Decisions are now scientifically backed with physics and facts, not subjective opinion.

The Cross-Reference Testing System® (XRTS)

XRTS was developed to give the market a new option to approaching the issue of assessing validity of effort. It is:

Legally Defensible


An objective and robust assessment of validity of effort must be employed to ensure the conclusions are legally defensible.

Objective


The subjective opinion of the testing clinician is removed. Decisions are scientifically backed with physics and facts.

Cost Effective


The XRTS system is more cost effective. Why? The information helps providers and referral sources close claims – Period.

The XRTS Tenets

There are three primary and substantial differences between standard testing methods and XRTS validity of effort testing.

Repeated Measures


Both the XRTS Hand Strength Assessment and the XRTS Lever Arm Assessment use repeated measures to classify validity of effort.

Statistical Analysis


A statistically based analysis of the variation within and between the repeated measures is applied to the physical performance data the same way for each test.

Distraction


Both the protocols and the observations made during the FCE incorporate the concept of “distraction-based testing” to maximize the accuracy of the classification of effort.

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