This article aims to report the clinical and research approaches to current Rehabilitative Medicine, to International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and to evaluation and measurement scales. The Authors introduce the bio-psycho-social model to Disability, outlining the main differences with the biomedical and social models. It is underlined the usefulness of the ICF model, the ICF Core Sets, and the proper choice of measurement scales. Of these latter ones, we present their methodological features, operating procedures to make the right choice, outcome typologies, limits and psychometrics properties. Moreover, the Authors illustrates the possible correlations between ICF model and evaluation scales, outlining the importance of identifying the appropriate outcome scales, covering the rehabilitative thought at the basis of the bio-psycho-social model. By way of an example, we report chronic low back pain bio-psychosocial syndrome, presenting, on the basis of what existing and upand-coming in International Literature, the possible correlations between ICF constructs and outcome scales, with particular regard to domains of body functions, body structures, activity, participation, personal and environmental factors, health status.
|Translated title of the contribution||Evaluation scales, ICF and rehabilitative medicine: Correlations in terms of participation level, workabilities and health status. The example of chronic low back pain|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health