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Construction of the Upper Limb Vocational Ability Assessment System: Based on ICF

Objective: To initially construct a comprehensive assessment system for upper extremity occupational competence based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and to provide a reference for the development of comprehensive intervention programs covering physiology, psychology, function and social participation for patients with upper extremity injuries. Methods: Taking the comprehensive ICF core set for vocational rehabilitation as the basic framework, using the Delphi expert correspondence method, after a two-round email-based survey with experts who are experience in clinical, vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation, nursing. Combined with the statistical results and expert opinions, the index of the ICF upper limb vocational ability evaluation system was finally established. Results: The effective recovery rates of the two rounds of expert correspondence were 95% and 100%; the expert authority coefficients (Cr) were 0.807 and 0.805, and the Kendall coordination coefficients were 0.290 and 0.374 (P<0.001). The average importance value ranged from 3.52-4.48. The variation coefficients ranged from 0.103-0.222, The ICF upper limb vocational ability assessment system include 4 first-level indicators and 41 second-level indicators. Conclusion: The construction process of the ICF upper limb vocational ability assessment system is scientific and reliable, which promotes the clinical application and promotion of the brief version of the ICF core combination, and provides reference for the formulation of the ICF assessment combination for other diseases.

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), Upper Extremity, Vocational Ability Assessment, Occupational Rehabilitation

APA Style

Feng Lanfang, Liu Xiaomin, Lu Xunwen, Zhong Wei, Qiu Ziyu, et al. (2023). Construction of the Upper Limb Vocational Ability Assessment System: Based on ICF. Rehabilitation Science, 8(1), 5-10. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.rs.20230801.12

ACS Style

Feng Lanfang; Liu Xiaomin; Lu Xunwen; Zhong Wei; Qiu Ziyu, et al. Construction of the Upper Limb Vocational Ability Assessment System: Based on ICF. Rehabil. Sci. 2023, 8(1), 5-10. doi: 10.11648/j.rs.20230801.12

AMA Style

Feng Lanfang, Liu Xiaomin, Lu Xunwen, Zhong Wei, Qiu Ziyu, et al. Construction of the Upper Limb Vocational Ability Assessment System: Based on ICF. Rehabil Sci. 2023;8(1):5-10. doi: 10.11648/j.rs.20230801.12

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