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ORIGINAL REPORT
Olle Höök Lectureship 2015: The World Health Organization’s paradigm shift and implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in rehabilitation
Gerold Stucki
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) paradigm shift, implied by the launch of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), is inextricably entwined with the emergence of rehabilitation as a key health strategy of the 21st century. To enable health systems to scale up rehabilitation we must spearhead the implementation of the ICF in rehabilitation towards its ...
Pages: 486-493
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Olle Höök Lectureship 2015: The World Health Organization’s paradigm shift and implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in rehabilitation
Gerold Stucki
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) paradigm shift, implied by the launch of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), is inextricably entwined with the emergence of rehabilitation as a key health strategy of the 21st century. To enable health systems to scale up rehabilitation we must spearhead the implementation of the ICF in rehabilitation towards its ...
Pages: 486-493
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Fair opportunities, social productivity and wellbeing in disability: Towards a theoretical foundation
Johannes Siegrist, Christine Fekete
Background: Theory-based approaches provide explanations of the impact of components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) classification on outcomes such as health and wellbeing. Methods: Here, one such approach is proposed, focusing on social participation and its association with wellbeing. In addition to elaborating a theoretical approach, a narrativ ...
Pages: 494-499
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SPECIAL REPORT
Towards the system-wide implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health in routine practice: Lessons from a pilot study in China
Jianan Li, Birgit Prodinger, Jan D. Reinhardt, Gerold Stucki
In 2011 the Chinese leadership in rehabilitation, in collaboration with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Research Branch, embarked on an effort towards the system-wide implementation of the ICF in the healthcare system in China. We report here on the lessons learned from the pilot phase of testing the ICF Generic Set, a parsimonious set of 7 ICF categori ...
Pages: 502-507
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Towards system-wide implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in routine practice: Developing simple, intuitive descriptions of ICF categories in the ICF Generic and Rehabilitation Set
Birgit Prodinger, Jan D. Reinhardt, Melissa Selb, Gerold Stucki, Tiebin Yan, Xia Zhang, Jianan Li
Objective: A national, multi-phase, consensus process to develop simple, intuitive descriptions of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) categories contained in the ICF Generic and Rehabilitation Sets, with the aim of enhancing the utility of the ICF in routine clinical practice, is presented in this study. Methods: A multi-stage, national, consensus process was ...
Pages: 508-514
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Towards the system-wide implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health in routine clinical practice: Empirical findings of a pilot study from Mainland China
Jan D. Reinhardt, Xia Zhang, Birgit Prodinger, Cristina Ehrmann-Bostan, Melissa Selb, Gerold Stucki, Jianan Li
Objective: The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Generic Set in routine clinical practice, and of creating a functioning score based on it, and, subsequently, to examine its sensitivity to change. Methods: In this prospective cohort study, data from 761 adult inpatients from 21 Chinese hospital ...
Pages: 515-521
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Implementation of a technology-assisted programme to intensify upper limb rehabilitation in neurologically impaired participants: A prospective study
Mary P. Galea, Fary Khan, Bhasker Amatya, Alaeldin Elmalik, Marlena Klaic, Geoff Abbott
Objective: To evaluate the implementation of a technology-assisted programme to intensify upper limb rehabilitation after stroke and other neurological conditions in an Australian community cohort. Methods: A “Hand Hub” was established in a tertiary hospital. Intervention was delivered via individual or group sessions for a period of up to 6 weeks, in addition to the patients’ reg ...
Pages: 522-528
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Unmet needs, community integration and employment status four years after subarachnoid haemorrhage
Wendy Boerboom, Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal, Fop van Kooten, Ladbon Khajeh, Gerard M. Ribbers
Objective: To assess long-term unmet needs in relation to community integration and employment status 4 years after subarachnoid haemorrhage. Design: Four-year follow-up of a prospective cohort. Patients: Sixty-seven patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage. Methods: Employment status was assessed and the Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised and Southampton Needs Assessment Questionnaire ...
Pages: 529-534
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Impact of multiple sclerosis on employment and use of job-retention strategies: The situation in France in 2015
Sophie Fantoni-Quinton, Arnaud Kwiatkowski, Patrick Vermersch, Bastien Roux, Patrick Hautecoeur, Ariane Leroyer
Objective: The main objective of this survey of persons with multiple sclerosis was to describe their employment situation. Secondary objectives were to ascertain when and how multiple sclerosis symptoms first impact employment per se and what strategies persons with multiple sclerosis use to cope with their employment problems. Methods: A retrospective survey was conducted to collect data from p ...
Pages: 535-540
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Physical exercise, sickness absence and subjective employability: An 8-year longitudinal observational study among musculoskeletal patients
Vera Storm, Juliane Paech, Jochen P. Ziegelmann , Sonia Lippke
Objective: Physical exercise recommendations become particularly effective when embedded into medical rehabilitation. However, little is known about long-term behaviour maintenance and its effect on sickness absence and subjective employability. The current longitudinal observational study investigated self-reported physical exercise, sickness absence and subjective employability over a period of ...
Pages: 541-546
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Prevalence and determinants of idiopathic scoliosis in primary school children in Beitang district, Wuxi, China
Yu Zheng, Xiaojun Wu, Yini Dang, Yan Yang, Jan D. Reinhardt, Yingjie Dang
Objective: To study the prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in children aged 6–13 years and the corresponding predictors in China, based on a representative sample from Beitang District, Wuxi. Methods: A total of 11,024 primary school students aged 6–13 years were enrolled. Students who had an angle of trunk inclination (ATI) ≥ 5° (determined by the forward bending test (F ...
Pages: 547-553
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Reliability of ultrasound evaluation of the long head of the biceps tendon
Pascale Drolet, Anne Martineau, Rémi Lacroix, Jean-Sébastien Roy
Objective: To determine the reliability of quantitative measures of the long head of the biceps tendon using an ultrasound-imaging system. Design: Intra- and inter-rater reliability study. Subjects/patients: Thirty-one participants without shoulder pain. Methods: All participants took part in 3 ultrasound imaging sessions; they were assessed by 2 evaluators (inter-rater reliability), one of who ...
Pages: 554-558
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Botulinum toxin for foot dystonia in patients with Parkinson’s disease having deep brain stimulation: A case series and a pilot study
Anupam Datta Gupta, Renuka Visvanathan
Background: Six patients with Parkinson’s disease with deep brain stimulation who were experiencing disabling foot dystonia were referred to the spasticity clinic for a trial of botulinum toxin. The foot and ankle muscles were injected with onabotulinum toxin (Botox) to determine the effects on foot dystonia, pain and lower limb functional outcomes. Design: Case series. Subjects/patients: S ...
Pages: 559-562
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