la capacité s’adapte au besoin en fonction de la motivation

12:49 Mar 1, 2018
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French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical - Psychology
French term or phrase: la capacité s’adapte au besoin en fonction de la motivation
I'm translating a psychiatric asssessment of a woman with somatization disorder. I was just wondering if I could get a second pair of eyes for my translation of this phrase:

"la capacité s’adapte au besoin en fonction de la motivation"

Translated literally it means "Her capacity adapts as needed based on her motivation." This sounds clunky though. So for a translation, how about "her ability to function depends on her level of motivation"?

Here's the context:

Madame se conçoit invalide, tente de convaincre son entourage et les médecins également, mais finit par faire les activités qui sont nécessaires comme par exemple, prendre son auto, venir à mon rendez-vous, ou prendre l'avion, pour participer à son litige. En fait, il s'agit d'une maladie pour laquelle la capacité s'adapte au besoin en fonction de la motivation. Il n'y a pas comme tel d'inaptitude ou d'incapacité réelle.

Paul Jones
United Kingdom
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