Information from the ICF Categorical Profile can be used to complete the ICF Intervention Table.

The ICF Intervention Table can facilitate the coordination of interventions, roles and resources within a multidisciplinary team. It provides a comprehensive overview of all the intervention targets (as represented by ICF categories), the interventions themselves and the corresponding rehabilitation professional(s) who is (are) assigned to address each intervention target. It also shows the initial ICF qualifier rating of the intervention targets, the goal value i.e. the ICF qualifier expected to be achieved after intervention, and the end or final value i.e. the ICF qualifier rating at a second assessment or evaluation. Logically, the end value is entered in the table after completion of intervention.

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ICF Intervention Table

More than one rehabilitation professional may be assigned to a specific intervention target. The discipline of each rehabilitation profession is abbreviated on the table. Suggestions for abbreviating are:

  • 'Doc' for medical doctor
  • 'PT' for physical therapist
  • 'OT' for occupational therapist
  • 'Psych' for psychologist
  • 'SW' for social worker
  • 'Arch' for architect responsible for adaptation of the home

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