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International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for patients with acute arthritis


Grill, E and Zochling, JM and Stucki, G and Mittrach, R and Scheuringer, M and Liman, W and Kostanjsek, N and Braun, J, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Set for patients with acute arthritis, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 25, (2) pp. 252-258. ISSN 0392-856X (2007) [Refereed Article]


Objective: The aim of this consensus process was to construct a preliminary version of the ICF Core Set for acute inflammatory arthritis. Methods: The development of the ICF Core Set 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. Results: Thirty-three experts selected a total of 79 second-level categories for the Comprehensive Core Set and 40 second-level categories for the Brief Core Set. The largest number of categories was selected from the ICF component Activities and Participation (28 categories or 35%). Eighteen (23%) of the categories were selected from the component Body Functions, 13(16%) from the component Body Structures, and 20 (25%) from the component Environmental Factors. Conclusion: The ICF Core Set for acute arthritis is a clinical framework designed to comprehensively assess patients in acute care hospitals and early post-acute rehabilitation facilities. This preliminary version of the ICF Core Set will be further tested through empiric studies in German-speaking countries and internationally.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Rheumatology and arthritis
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zochling, JM (Dr Jane Zochling)
ID Code:62688
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2010-03-17
Last Modified:2011-07-13

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