Development of ICF Core Sets for Hand Conditions
The project aims to develop ICF Core Sets for Hand Conditions for describing functioning and disability in persons with disorders and injuries of the hand.
Based on the results and information gathered from four preparatory studies conducted in 2008/2009 (systematic literature review, qualitative study, expert survey, empirical study), 23 international experts adopted the Brief and the Comprehensive ICF Core Set for Hand Conditions at the international WHO ICF Consensus Conference held in Nottwil (Switzerland) in May 2009. The ICF Core Sets for Hand Conditions were validated in a national multicenter cross-sectional study including 260 persons with hand conditions.
The project Development of ICF Core Sets for Hand Conditions is a cooperative effort of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), the Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services (BGW) (Germany), the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic- and Microsurgery, Trauma Hospital Hamburg (Germany) and the ICF Research Branch of the Collaborating Center for the Family of International Classifications in German at the Institute of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich (Germany). Participating study centers are the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic- and Microsurgery, Trauma Hospital Hamburg (Germany), the Department of Hand, Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, at the BG Trauma Clinic Tübingen (BG Unfallklinik Tübingen), the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Burns Unit at the BG Clinic Bergmannstrost Halle (BG-Kliniken Bergmannstrost Halle) and the Department of Hand, Replantation and Microsurgery at the Trauma Hospital Berlin (Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin)
02/2008 - 12/2010
This project is funded by the German Statutory Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung, DGUV)
Prof. Dr. Alarcos Cieza, MPH
Dr. Sandra Kus, MPH
Dr. Michaela Coenen, MPH
- Link ICF Research Branch, Hand Condition Project