ICF Core Set for geriatric patients in early post-acute rehabilitation facilities.
ABSTRACT The aim of this consensus process was to decide on a first version of the ICF Core Set for geriatric patients in early post-acute rehabilitation facilities.
The ICF Core Set development involved a formal decision-making and consensus process, integrating evidence gathered from preliminary studies including focus groups of health professionals, a systematic review of the literature and empiric data collection from patients.
Fifteen experts selected a total of 123 second-level categories. The largest number of categories was selected from the ICF component Body Functions (51 categories or 41%). 14 (11%) of the categories were selected from the component Body Structures, 30 (29%) from the component Activities and Participation, and 28 (23%) from the component Environmental Factors.
The Post-acute ICF Core Set for geriatric patients is a clinical framework to comprehensively assess patients in early post-acute rehabilitation facilities, particularly in an interdisciplinary setting. This first version of the ICF Core Set will be further tested through empiric studies in German-speaking countries and internationally.
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ABSTRACT: To present a systematic literature review on the state of the art of the utilisation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) since its release in 2001. The search was conducted through EMBASE, MEDLINE and PsychInfo covering the period between 2001 and December 2009. Papers were included if ICF was mentioned in title or abstract. Papers focussing on the ICF-CY and clinical research on children and youth only were excluded. Papers were assigned to six different groups covering the wide scenario of ICF application. A total of 672 papers, coming from 34 countries and 211 different journals, were included in the analysis. The majority of publications (30.8%) were conceptual papers or papers reporting clinical and rehabilitation studies (25.9%). One-third of the papers were published in 2008 and 2009. The ICF contributed to the development of research on functioning and on disability in clinical, rehabilitation as well as in several other contexts, such as disability eligibility and employment. Diffusion of ICF research and use in a great variety of fields and scientific journals is a proof that a cultural change and a new conceptualisation of functioning and disability is happening.Disability and Rehabilitation 11/2010; 33(4):281-309. · 1.54 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) offers a model of human functioning that integrates biomedical, social and personal aspects, and standardize the terminology that describes disabling conditions related to health. However, because of its complexity and large number of aspects to be covered, the development of practical ICF-based tools was needed. ICF core sets are collections of ICF categories that describe functioning of people with determined health conditions. They have been developed in consensus processes with multiprofessional and international representation. They can be either brief or comprehensive, according to its use by one or more professionals. Their use allows clinicians to assess aspects that are not cared about by any other evaluation tool, like environmental factors.Revista brasileira de enfermagem 10/2011; 64(5):938-46. · 0.25 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Die geriatrisch rehabilitative Behandlung ist in allen stationären, teilstationären und ambulanten geriatrischen Versorgungsformen für ältere Patienten integraler Bestandteil. Geriatrische Patienten sind aufgrund ihrer Multimorbidität verstärkt von Pflegebedürftigkeit und Verlust der häuslichen Selbstständigkeit bedroht. Ziel der Rehabilitation in der Geriatrie ist es, ergänzend zur kurativen Versorgung die krankheitsbedingten Fähigkeitsstörungen zu behandeln, um die Mobilität, die Aktivitäten des täglichen Lebens und die Teilhabe möglichst im häuslichen Umfeld zu erhalten oder zu verbessern. Kennzeichnende Strukturmerkmale in allen geriatrischen Einrichtungen sind das geriatrische Assessment und das geriatrische Team. Die geriatrisch rehabilitative Behandlung ist funktionsorientiert (ICF) und kann deshalb bei einem breiten Spektrum von Erkrankungen indiziert sein. Die demografische Entwicklung erfordert einen weiteren Ausbau geriatrischer Versorgungsstrukturen mit innovativen Konzepten wie beispielsweise gerontotraumatologische Abteilungen oder geriatrische Praxisverbünde und eine bessere Vernetzung der Behandlungsangebote.Der Internist 51(10). · 0.33 Impact Factor