Details JointConFunctionSet

The metho­do­lo­gi­cal approach to the deve­lo­p­ment of the stan­dard set was based on the frame­work model for ICF Core Set Deve­lo­p­ment pro­po­sed by the WHO (WHO, World Health Orga­niz­a­ti­on 2001). First­ly, the various per­spec­ti­ves of all poten­ti­al­ly rele­vant user groups as well as the cur­rent sta­te of rese­arch were recor­ded in several studies:

Stu­dy 1) Using indi­vi­du­al inter­views to record the points of view of affec­ted peop­le,
Stu­dy 2) An online sur­vey to record the per­spec­ti­ves of cli­ni­cal experts,
Stu­dy 3) A cli­ni­cal-epi­de­mio­lo­gi­cal stu­dy showing the rese­ar­chers‘ stand­points,
Stu­dy 4) Record­ing an over­view of cur­rent rese­arch by means of a sys­te­ma­tic review.

Based on the results of the­se stu­dies, the stan­dard set was deve­lo­ped as part of a con­sen­sus con­fe­rence in accordance with a for­mal decisi­on-making pro­cess. A total of 23 experts from Ger­ma­ny and Switz­er­land par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the con­sen­sus con­fe­rence con­cer­ning the stan­dard set: seven nur­ses, seven phy­si­ci­ans, six phy­si­cal the­ra­pists and three occup­a­tio­nal the­ra­pists, who­se exper­ti­se were in ger­iatrics and / or rehabilitation.

On the basis of the stan­dard set, an instru­ment for the assess­ment of the effects of joint con­trac­tures on the func­tio­n­al capa­ci­ty and social par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on of older per­sons in ger­iatric set­tings — the PaAr­ti­cu­lar Sca­le — was deve­lo­ped. In a fur­ther step, this instru­ment was validated.

A total of 100 of the 157 ICF cate­go­ries of com­po­nent acti­vi­ty and par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on gene­ra­ted in the preli­mi­na­ry stu­dies were selec­ted by the experts in the stan­dard set. The lar­gest num­ber of ICF cate­go­ries comes from the chap­ters Mobi­li­ty, Self-Care / Care and Domestic Life / Fami­ly Life.

The con­se­cu­tively deve­lo­ped and vali­da­ted PaAr­ti­cu­lar Sca­le con­sists of two sca­les (both of them inde­pen­dent and inter­val-sca­led) with 24 items for the ICF com­po­nent “Acti­vi­ty” and 11 items for the ICF com­po­nent “Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on”. The instru­ment was deve­lo­ped by using Rasch ana­ly­sis. With this instru­ment the social par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on of peop­le with joint con­trac­tures can be mea­su­red and quan­ti­fied. The sca­le was first app­lied in the fol­low-up pro­ject “Joint­Con­Im­pro­ve”.

See detail­ed infor­ma­ti­ons: Joint­Con­Im­pro­ve.

If you are inte­res­ted in fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on our rese­arch pro­jects such as back­ground, methods or results, we recom­mend you our publi­ca­ti­ons or their sum­ma­ries in English.

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