The ICF Intervention Table

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

Literature

  • Glässel A, Rauch A, Selb M, Emmenegger K, Lückenkemper M, Escorpizo R. A case study on the application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)-based tools for vocational rehabilitation in spinal cord injury. Work. 2012; 41(4): 465-474.
  • Peter C, Rauch A, Cieza A, Geyh S. Stress, internal resources and functioning in a person with spinal cord disease. NeuroRehabilitation. 2012;30(2):119-130.
  • Rauch A, Cieza A, Stucki G. How to apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) for rehabilitation management in clinical practice. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2008; 44:329-342.
  • Rauch A, Escorpizo R, Riddle D, Eriks-Hoogland I, Stucki G, Cieza A. Using a case report of a patient with spinal cord injury to illustrate the application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) during patient management. Phys Therapy. 2010; 90(7): 1039-1052.

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