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Assessment of functioning in the acute hospital: Operationalisation and reliability testing of ICF categories relevant for physical therapists interventions
Grill, Eva; Gloor-Juzi, Thomas; Huber, Erika Omega; Stucki, Gerold
European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (JRM), 2011, Volume 43 (Issue 2), Seite 162-173, Uppsala: Eigenverlag, ISSN: 1650-1977 (Print); 1651-2081 (Online)
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To operationalize items based on categories of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF
) relevant to patient problems that are addressed by physiotherapeutic interventions in the acute hospital, and to test the reliability of these items when applied by physiotherapists.
A selection of 124 ICF
categories was operation-alized in a formal decision-making and consensus process. The reliability of the newly operationalized item list was tested with a cross-sectional study with repeated measurements.
The item writing process resulted in 94 dichotomous and 30 polytomous items. Data were collected in a convenience sample of 28 patients with neurological, musculoske-letal, cardiopulmonary, or internal organ conditions, requiring physical therapy in an acute hospital. Fifty-six percent of the polytomous and 68% of the dichotomous items had a raw agreement of 0.7 or above, whereas 36% of all polytomous and 34% of all dichotomous items had a kappa coefficient of 0.7 and above.
The study supports that the ICF
is adaptable to professional and setting-specific needs of physiotherapists. Further research towards the development of reliable instruments for physiotherapists based on the ICF
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