Wheelchair-Physical Functional Performance Test logoThe Wheelchair-Physical Functional Performance Test has been developed for people using manual wheelchairs. It is a valid and reliable adaptation of the CS-PFP test. A video of the Wheelchair-Physical Functional Performance Test (WC-PFP) is available below.

Like the CS-PFP, the Wheelchair-Physical Functional Performance uses the metrics of time, distance and weight to quantify the physical function of the tasks. The distribution of these metrics across the four physical domains of upper body strength, upper body flexibility, balance & coordination and endurance are shown in the table below.

The WC-PFP Testing dialog is available by clicking on this link. This valid and reliable test requires strict adherence to the testing dialog for providing instructions to the client. The WC-PFP dialog is available by clicking on this link.

Data collection of the metrics of time, distance and weight are recorded by hand onto a data sheet. The Wheelchair-Physical Functional Performance data collection sheet is available by clicking this link.

 

 

Please contact Dr. Elaine Cress to arrange a training.

Wheelchair Physical Functional Performance Test

Physical Functional Performance Tasks
(Short name)

Upper
Body Strength

Upper Body Flexibility

Balance & Coordination

Endurance

Carry a weighted pot a distance of 1 meter (Pan Carry)

weight

time

Pouring water from a jug to a cup (Pouring)

weight

time

Donning and Removing a jacket (Jacket)

time

time

Place a strap over a shoe (Shoe strap)

time

Pick up four scarves from the floor (Scarf)

time

Place and remove a sponge from an adjustable shelf (Shelf reach)

distance

Transfer clothes from washer to dryer (laundry 1) Transfer clothes from dryer to basket (Laundry 2)

time

time

Open and pass through Fire door (Door pull)

time

time

Carry groceries 70 meters (Grocery)

weight

time

Transfer to a standard chair

time

time

Six minute wheel

distance

Total PFP time

time