Mapping an obesity clinical evaluation protocol to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Amelia Brunani, Antonio Liuzzi, Anna Sirtori, Alberto Raggi, Maria Elisa Berselli, Valentina Villa, Francesca Ceriani, Elena Tacchini, Valentina Vicari, Cinzia Parisio, Luca Vismara, Alice Zanini, Calogero Vinci, Francesca Contini, Eugenia Braga, Amelia Ricappi, Monica Camerlengo, Michela Ristea, Matilde Leonardi

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Abstract

Purpose. To evaluate a multidisciplinary clinical protocol for obesity treatment by mapping it against the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and to determine the areas, defined by the ICF, in which no standardized assessment tools are available. Method. Assessment instruments used by a multidisciplinary team were linked to ICF categories and compared with a list of ICF categories composed by the ICF checklist and the comprehensive ICF core-set for obesity. Other relevant ICF categories were added, and not relevant ones were deleted when appropriate. Results. Five ICF categories were deleted and 11 were added, and 166 ICF categories were linked to assessment tools and to semi-structured interviews. The majority were linked to assessment tools, but within the domain of the environmental factors all ICF categories were mapped using semi-structured interviews. Conclusions. Our results show that an extended list of ICF categories is adequate to cover a wide spectrum of clinical and functional information, and it could be employed to describe, disability profiles of obese patients, to develop preventive measures and to identify what factors in the environment need to be changed to improve rehabilitation's outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-423
Number of pages7
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Disability and Health
  • International Classification of Functioning
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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