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Coenen, Michaela; Rudolf, Klaus-Dieter; Kus, Sandra; Dereskewitz, Caroline (2018): Die Internationale Klassifikation der Funktionsfähigkeit, Behinderung und Gesundheit (ICF): Implementierung in der klinischen Routine am Beispiel der ICF Core Sets der Hand. In: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz, Vol. 61, Nr. 7: S. 787-795
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Abstract

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) provides a~standardized language of almost 1500 ICF categories for coding information about functioning and contextual factors. Short lists (ICF Core Sets) are helpful tools to support the implementation of the ICF in clinical routine. In this paper we report on the implementation of ICF Core Sets in clinical routine using the ÏCF Core Sets for Hand Conditions\" and the \"Lighthouse Project Hand\" as an example. Based on the ICF categories of the \"Brief ICF Core Set for Hand Conditions\", the ICF-based assessment tool (ICF HandA) was developed aiming to guide the assessment and treatment of patients with injuries and diseases located at the hand. The ICF HandA facilitates the standardized assessment of functioning - taking into consideration of a~holistic view of the patients - along the continuum of care ranging from acute care to rehabilitation and return to work. Reference points for the assessment of the ICF HandA are determined in treatment guidelines for selected injuries and diseases of the hand along with recommendations for acute treatment and care, procedures and interventions of subsequent treatment and rehabilitation. The assessment of the ICF HandA according to the defined reference points can be done using electronic clinical assessment tools and allows for an automatic generation of a~timely medical report of a patient's functioning. In the future, the ICF HandA can be used to inform the coding of functioning in ICD-11.