Work Assessment Triage Tool

Worker Job Info

Does worker have a job to return to?
Occupational Category
Currently working
Modified work available
Worker's score (out of 10) on the Occupational Item of the Pain Disability Index (PDI). To view the PDI visit here.
Pain VAS out of 10 at assessment
Diagnosis Group
Does worker demonstrate pre-accident functional abilities?
Number of calendar days from injury to assessment

SF-36 Specific Questions
SF-36 Item 2 Health Now?
SF-36 Item 4 Limited in moderate activities?
SF-36 Item 5 Lifting or carrying groceries?
SF-36 Item 7 Climbing stairs?
SF-36 Item 12 Limited in bathing or dressing yourself?
SF-36 Item 14 Accomplished less at work?
SF-36 Item 18 Accomplished less because of emotional problems?
SF-36 Item 21 Bodily pain during the past 4 weeks?
SF-36 Item 25 Nothing could cheer you up?

Press Predict to see the prediction. To sort the result, click the table header.

Clinical Usefulness Follow-Up

We're interested to know how useful you find the WATT after some clinical use. By filling out your first name and email we'll follow-up in about 4-6 weeks to ask a few simple questions.

Prediction: This is a probability of confidence in the prediction. It could be converted to a percent, with 1.00 (100%) being completely confident and 0.0 being no confidence.


Provider-based (Functional Restoration Program): Interdisciplinary functional restoration at a designated rehabilitation facility. Treatment focuses largely on graded activity, functional restoration, and specific exercise programs, but also includes communication/negotiation with relevant stakeholders such as employers.

Worksite-Based Program: In this program all intervention takes place at the worksite instead of at a rehabilitation facility. Treatment focuses more on maintaining linkages with the workplace, participatory ergonomics and identification of suitable duties to help claimants stay at work.

Hybrid (Functional Restoration Program with Integrated Workplace Component): This is a combination of provider and worksite based programs. Claimants spend time at both the workplace and rehabilitation facility for treatment. This option is commonly used for claimants with cumulative activity related disorders as opposed to traumatic injuries.

Complex (Chronic Pain Management Program): This is a comprehensive pain management program for claimants with chronic pain and multiple complex barriers to RTW. Treatment includes counseling psychology sessions to improve coping, decrease stress and overcome emotional burdens, functional restoration with a cognitive-behavioural approach, and RTW planning through stakeholder negotiation.

Community PT: This involves referral back to community physiotherapy.

The WATT tool is used by permission by Dr. Doug Gross of the University of Alberta.