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Goals of physiotherapy interventions can be described using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Mittrach, Rene; Grill, Eva; Walchner-Bonjean, Monika; Scheuringer, Monika; Boldt, Christine; Huber, Erika Omega; Stucki, Gerold
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy, 2008, Volume 94 (Issue 2), Seite 150-157, London: Elsevier, ISSN: 0031-9406 (Print); 1873-1465 (Online)
To provide an example of how goals of physiotherapy interventions and their typical patterns can be described using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF
One hundred patients with neurological, musculoskeletal or cardiopulmonary conditions requiring physiotherapy interventions in University Hospital Zurich between January 2003 and October 2003.
The case record form consisted of two parts: a standardised questionnaire for functioning and health of the patient; and a standardised record form for physiotherapy interventions. Both parts were based on the ICF
The mean age of the subjects was 58.2 years (standard deviation 15.9), the median age was 60.5 years and 44 percent were female. The most frequent intervention goals in patients with neurological conditions were: muscle power functions; muscle tone functions; control of voluntary movement functions; changing basic body position; maintaining a body position; and transferring oneself. The most frequent intervention goals for cardiopulmonary patients were: functions of the cardiovascular system; and respiration functions. The most frequent intervention goals in patients with musculoskeletal conditions were: sensation of pain; stability of joint functions; muscle power functions; muscle tone functions; and muscle endurance functions.
By using the ICF
as a framework and linguistic support, intervention goals can serve as standardised documentation for physiotherapy interventions, their evaluation and planning.
Informationen in der ICF:
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