Objective: To apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model to fall prevention by developing an ICF core set for fall risks in acute rehabilitation settings. Design: Fall risk factors were identified based on a systematic review of the literature and linked to ICF categories. A consensus process was conducted using a Delphi-based evaluation technique. Setting: University-based hospital. Participants: Multidisciplinary participants (N=20) from different institutions. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: A 5-point Likert-type scale was used to weigh the importance of each risk category. The level of agreement for each consensus was assessed based on Spearman rho and semi-interquartile range indices. Categories with a mean score ≥4 in the third round of evaluation were included in this ICF core set. Results: The core set comprised 34 fall risk categories that were distributed as follows: 18 categories on body functions, 2 on body structures, 8 on activities and participation, 4 on environmental factors, and 2 categories on personal factors. Conclusions: An ICF core set for falls in acute rehabilitation settings was developed in this study. Further validation is required.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Yen, T. H., Lin, L. F., Wei, T. S., Chang, K. H., Wang, Y. H., & Liou, T. H. (2014). Delphi-based assessment of fall-related risk factors in acute rehabilitation settings according to the international classification of functioning, disability and health. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95(1), 50-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2013.09.006