Validation of the comprehensive ICF Core Sets for patients in early post-acute rehabilitation facilities

E Grill, M Müller, M Stier-Jarmer, M Quittan, R Strobl, G Stucki
2011 Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine  
Objectives: To examine the relevance and completeness of the comprehensive International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for patients in post-acute rehabilitation facilities. Design: Multi-centre cohort study. Patients: A total of 165 patients (46% female; mean age 67.5 years) from post-acute rehabilitation facilities in 2 Austrian and 7 German hospitals. Methods: Data on functioning were collected using the respective comprehensive post-acute ICF Core Sets.
more » ... Data was extracted from patients' medical record sheets and interviews with health professionals and patients. Results: Most of the categories of the comprehensive ICF Core Sets describing impairments, limitations or restrictions occurred in a considerable proportion of the study population. The most outstanding limitations and restrictions of the patients were problems with sleep and blood vessel functions, walking and moving and self-care. Twenty-six aspects of functioning not previously covered by the comprehensive ICF Core Sets were ranked as relevant. Conclusion: Most categories of the comprehensive ICF Core Set for patients in post-acute rehabilitation facilities were confirmed. No significant gaps in the established set could be identified.
doi:10.2340/16501977-0659 pmid:21234511 fatcat:4an5e3rm7ng67oaekmtcamga3a