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Sleep Disorders
Residual Functional Capacity Questionnaire
Name:
Claim #:
Date of Injury:
Please Print Name of Medical Evaluator:
Medical Specialty:
What is the first date patient’s impairment(s) became “severe” meaning that his/her
impairment(s) caused interference ADL’s or ability to work?
When did you begin treating the patient?
How frequently do you see your patient?
Date:
Date:
Date:
Identify your patient’s symptoms and signs:
 Cataplexy
 Sinus arrhythmia
 Hypnogogic phenomenon
 Insomnia
 Extreme bradycardia
 Ventricular tachycardia
 Atrial flutter
 Sleep paralysis
 Excessive daytime sleepiness
 Cognitive problems
 Automatic behavior
 Hypercapnia
 Hypoxia
 Pulmonary insufficiency
 Obesity
 Sleep apnea:
A.  obstructive
B.  central
C.  mixed
 Other: _________________________________________________________________
Does your patient exhibit recurrent daytime sleep attacks?
Yes
No
If yes,
A. Can these attacks occur suddenly and in hazardous conditions (e.g., driving, while exposed to heights or moving
machinery)?
Yes
No
B. How often do these attacks typically occur: _______ per day or _______ per week or ______ per month
C. For how long does your patient typically sleep with each attack?
D. Identify situations that can precipitate attacks:
Quiet
Sleep disturbance
Side affects of medications
Exertion
Repetitive activity
Other
If your patient was working and has a sleep attack, would the attack likely disrupt the work of coworkers or supervisors in your
patient’s vicinity?
Yes
No
Is there a reasonable medical probability that claimant will need to take unscheduled breaks from work activity during the
workday? Yes
No
Other:
What symptom(s) cause a need for breaks?
Daytime sleep attacks
Chronic fatigue
Adverse effects of medication
Other:
How often during a typical workday will claimant experience fatigue or other symptom severe enough to interfere with
attention and concentration needed to perform even simple work tasks as a result of the combination of impairments?
Not at all
Rare
Occasionally
Frequently
Continuously
1-5% day
up to 1/3rd day
1/3rd to 2/3rd day
2/3rd day or more
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How often during a typical workday will the combination of claimant’s of impairments interfere with an ability to perform
sustained and competitive work?
Not at all
Rare
Occasionally
Frequently
Continuously
1-5% day
up to 1/3rd day
1/3rd to 2/3rd day
2/3rd day or more
To what degree can claimant tolerate work stress as a result of the medical condition(s)?
Examples of factors that may precipitate work related stress: maintaining speed; precision; persistence and pace;
complexity; meeting deadlines; working within a schedule; making decisions; exercising independent judgment;
completing tasks; getting to work regularly; remaining at work for a full day.
Incapable of “low stress” jobs
Capable of low stress jobs
Moderate stress is okay
Capable of high stress work
Will claimant’s impairments likely to produce “good days” and “bad days”?
Yes
No
Other:
If yes, please estimate, on average, how many days per month claimant is likely to be absent from work as a result of the
impairments or treatment?
Never
About two days per month
About three days per month
About four days per month
About one day per month
More than four days per month
How often and/or how long if at all, will the patient experience mental fatigue that manifests in somnolence (decreased
wakefulness)?
Frequency of episodes:
Duration of episodes: Second/Minutes:
How often and/or how long if at all, will the patient experience mental fatigue that manifests in general decrease of
attention, not necessarily including sleepiness?
Frequency of episodes:
Duration of episodes: Second/Minutes:
How often and/or how long if at all, will the patient experience episodes micro-sleep that may last for a fraction of a second
or up to thirty seconds?
Frequency of episodes:
Duration of episodes: Second/Minutes:
How often and/or how long if at all, even in the middle of lively conversations, will the patient experience an onset of a
micro sleep episode resulting in 'suddenly' losing the thread of a conversation?
Frequency of episodes:
Duration of episodes: Second/Minutes:
In utilizing this form, please assume the following definitions:
1. “Mild” assumes an annoyance but no reduction in the ability to perform the function.
2. “Severe” assumes an inability to perform the function.
3. Please assume that “off task” means an inability and/or a reduction in productivity over the course of a work day, 8
hours or otherwise. If appropriate, please choose one of the 4 following definitions of “Moderate” you feel best
describes claimant’s functional limitations, if any:
1.
Will be “off task” up to 10% of the time in an 8 hour day;
2.
Will be “off task” up to 15% of the time in an 8 hour day;
3.
Will be “off task” up to 20% or more of the time in an 8 hour day;
4.
Other: Will be “off task”
of the time in an 8 hour day.
Mild
Moderate
Severe
No Evidence
of Limitation
in this
Category
Able to perform tasks that require constant concentration, such as
driving a vehicle to and from work.
Able to perform tasks that require constant concentration, such as
driving a vehicle during work.
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Able to perform tasks that require constant concentration, such as
operating machinery, equipment or electric operated tools.
The ability to maintain concentration and attention for extended
periods (the approximately 2-hour segments between arrival and first
break, lunch, second break, and departure).
The ability to perform activities within a schedule, maintain regular
attendance, and be punctual within customary tolerances.
The ability to work in the proximity of and be aware of normal
hazards and take appropriate precautions.
Complete a normal workday and workweek without interruptions
from symptoms and perform at a consistent pace without an
unreasonable number and length of rest periods.
Please describe any other limitations that would affect your patient's ability to work at a regular job on a sustained basis or any
testing that would help to clarify the severity of your patient’s impairment(s) or limitations:
I declare under penalty of perjury that the information contained in this report and its attachments, if any, is true and correct
to the best of my knowledge and belief, except as to information that I have indicated I received from others. As to that
information, I declare under penalty of perjury that the report accurately describes the information provided to me and
except as noted herein, that I believe it to be true. I also declare under the perjury that this physician has no violated section
139.3 of the Labor Code.
Signature of Physician____________________________________
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Date __________________
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