Implementation and Use of the ICF Core Sets for Hand Conditions in Clinical Practice, Rehabilitation and Research
The aim of the project was to implement the ICF Core Sets for Hand Conditions as a mean to monitor rehabilitation management in patients with hand disorders and injuries. Therefore, practical tools based on the ICF Core Sets for Hand Conditions were developed and their areas of use were illustrated. The tools include an 1) ICF-based assessment which is based on the use of standardized assessment methods, 2) ICF-based treatment standards for selected diagnoses, 3) an e-learning program, that includes training materials illustrating the use of the developed tools in clinical practice, and (4) case studies developed to illustrate the implementation of the ICF-based assessment.
The Lighthouse Project Hand is a cooperation project between the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic- and Microsurgery, Trauma Hospital Hamburg (Germany) and the Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München in liason with nine cooperation clinical partners, namely, BG Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil Bochum, BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, BG Klinikum Duisburg, BG Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main, BG Klinik Ludwigshafen, BG Unfallklinik Murnau und BG Klinik Tübingen sowie das Institut für interdisziplinäre dermatologische Prävention und Rehabilitation (iDerm) am BG Klinikum Hamburg und die Klinik für Handchirurgie der Rhön-Klinikum AG Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale.
10/2011 - 09/2016
The project is funded by the German Statutory Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung, DGUV)
Dr. Michaela Coenen, MPH (Project Coordination)
Dr. Sandra Kus, MPH