ICF Core Set for geriatric patients in early post-acute rehabilitation facilities

ICF Research Branch of the WHO FIC Collaborating Center (DIMDI), IMBK, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.
Disability and Rehabilitation (Impact Factor: 1.99). 04/2005; 27(7-8):411-7. DOI: 10.1080/09638280400013966
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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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    • "A multicenter international project coordinated by the University of Munich, now in the process of data collection, aims to validate the different Core Sets. The Core Set for Geriatric Patients includes 123 second-level categories for different components of the ICF (Grill et al., 2005). In the Body Functions component, the Mental Functions chapter is the most represented in the amount of categories; in the Body Structures component, the most represented chapter is Structures Related to Movement; in the Activities and Participation component, this happens in the Mobility chapter; and in the Environmental Factors component, the most represented is the Attitudes chapter. "
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    ABSTRACT: This study evaluated the significant contents and concepts of the Biopsychosocial Assessment Method (MAB) as they relate to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) and the connection between the Geriatric Core Set (GCS) and the different issues of the MAB. We linked the 56 items of the MAB to ICF and GCS categories according to published rules. The most significant concepts included in the MAB enabled the connection of 83 items to the ICF's categories. It was possible to establish a connection with all the components of the ICF except the Body Structures component. Of the 123 categories in the GCS, about 30% did not establish connections with MAB items. The results of this study show that—much like the ICF—the MAB is a tool based on the biopsychosocial model, allowing for a comprehensive and integrated assessment of the different components of functioning. Now, the MAB is the most utilized tool for the evaluation of the geriatric population in Portugal. Thus, it is of the utmost importance that we analyze its results in order to enhance its capabilities. It can then contribute to the creation of a shortened Core Set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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    • "In total, there are 1,424 ICF codes within 30 chapters and four sections: Body Functions, Body Structures, Activities and Participation, and Environmental Factors, The codes are comprehensive, but there is no expectation that all areas for any one individual or group of individuals will be documented. "Core sets" have been identified that are condition-specific [15-18] and setting-specific [19,20]. "
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    ABSTRACT: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is embraced as a framework to conceptualize human functioning and disability. Health professionals choose measures to represent the domains of the framework. The ICF coding classification is an administrative system but multiple studies have linked diverse clinical assessments to ICF codes. InterRAI-HC (home care) is an assessment designed to assist planning of care for patients receiving home care. Examining the relationship between the ICF and the interRAI HC is of particular interest because the interRAI assessments are widely used in clinical practice and research, are computerized, and uploaded to databases that serve multiple purposes including public reporting of quality in Canada and internationally. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between the interRAI HC (home care) assessment and the ICF. Specifically, the goal was to determine the proportion of interRAI HC items that can be linked to each of the major domains of the ICF (Body Function, Body Structure, Activities and Participation, and the Environmental Factors), the chapters and the specific ICF codes. Three coders who were familiar with both the home care assessment and the ICF independently assigned ICF codes to inter-RAI HC items. Subsequently, a series of teleconference meetings were held to reach consensus on the primary code and much later consensus was used to finalize codes for additional items added to the interRAI HC. Following exclusion of administrative and diagnostic sections, 175 interRAI items were examined for potential assignment of codes. Of these 52 were assigned codes related to body function, 43 to activities and participation, 34 to environment, 1 to body structure, 17 to not coded, and 26 to not defined. Considering all 3-digit ICF codes, interRAI items addressed 43.2% of Body Function and 50.6% of Activities and Participation codes. The conceptual overlap in content, offers an excellent opportunity to operationalize the ICF domains and the codes particularly in the areas of Body Function and Activities and Participation. Use of measures such as the interRAI assessments with common elements across settings facilitates standardized reporting for organizations, regions and nations.
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