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Coenen, M.; Dereskewitz, C. (2018): ICF Core Sets der Hand. Entwicklung und Anwendung in der klinischen Praxis. In: Trauma und Berufskrankheit, Vol. 20, No. Suppl. 4: pp. 285-291
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The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and its biopsychosocial perspective provide an ideal framework to describe functioning and health of persons with health conditions. To facilitate the use of the ICF in clinical routine the ICF Core Set for Hand Conditions, short lists of relevant ICF categories for any kind of injuries and diseases located on the hand, were developed and validated. Based on the Brief ICF Core Set for Hand Conditions an ICF-based assessment (ICF Hand(A)) was established within the Lighthouse Project Hand. The ICF Hand(A) along with treatment guidelines and astandardized reporting system was used in aprospective longitudinal study. Asummary score for functioning (ICF Score Hand) was developed using data assessed with the ICF Hand(A). The use of the ICF Hand(A) and other materials and tools developed within the Lighthouse Project Hand facilitate the documentation, reporting and monitoring of the acute and rehabilitative treatment of persons with hand injuries and diseases and support the holistic perspective on patients' problems in functioning.