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1. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. Sep-Oct;20(5) doi: /j. jstrokecerebrovasdis Epub Sep 2. Disabil Rehabil. Apr-Jun;15(2) Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts. Van Weel C(1). Author information: (1)University of. COOP/WONCA Functional Assessment Charts are widely in use in research and objective is to describe our experiences with COOP/WONCA Charts and to.

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Functional status relates to the patient, not to the health problem, disease or episode of care. This may partly be a result of patients misunderstanding the instructions. Open in a separate window.

COOP Charts

It is one of the set of global measures of health status, which also include assessments of clinical status and quality of life. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. A total of 95 patients presenting with acute low back pain were recruited from 15 single-handed general practices in northern Germany.

Br J Gen Pract. The aim of the PRIMEGE Regional Information System in General Practice Project is to collect anonymized data directly from the consultation software without the doctor’s effort in order to supply a database for research purposes in general medicine.

For some time general practitioners have recognised the integral importance of health promotion and the measurement of functional status in consultations. General practitioners have found the charts easy to use within the consultation and helpful as measures of overall patient status and as outcomes of care.

Use of the Charts. Pictorial depictions of the five possible responses accompany the text. donca

COOP Charts Primary Health Care Classification Consortium – WICC WONCA

These charts were modified by the classification committee and promoted for use in conjunction with ICPC. Validity with respect to the change in asthma. Similarly, the Duke Health Profile has been used successfully in North American settings In Europe, several other instruments have been used.


Some of these instruments were designed for research not clinical purposes, for example, the Sickness Impact Profile. With any measure of functional status, cultural and context issues need to be explored. As the complexity and chronicity of medical problems increase, community medical practitioners will become more reliant on indicators of functioning as well as woonca status to monitor their interventions and measure health outcomes.

A copy of the Chart is available at the bottom of this file. The charts ask patients to use the timescale of the past two weeks when rating their condition. Measuring functional status in a population survey. Each chart consists of a cop sentence with five options for response. As a research instrument the test-retest reliability will always be an issue for indicators that are global and influenced by so many variables.

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The WICC is in ccoop of the scientific content and leads the consortium. These measurements are particularly important in dealing with ageing and those with chronic problems.

Only the chart measuring change in health revealed a deterioration in functional ability associated with the onset of pain and an improvement in functional status at xoop up.

For example, Rubric 28 of component one symptoms and complaints of all chapters of ICPC refers to limited function and disabilities.

Several studies have looked at these issues. Functional status could be coded in this component with the addition of an extra digit.


The preferred method of use of these charts is self administration. Functional status is considered an important measure of cop status in primary care.

COOP-WONCA charts: a suitable functional status screening instrument in acute low back pain?

These drawings have enhanced the applicability of these Charts in settings where there is variability of literacy amongst the general practice patient population. For example, hypertension and diabetes in one patient can both impact on functional status, but their relative importance and effects cannot be xoop from routine recording. ICPC-2 edited rubrics by rubrics copp 22 languages and Q-Codes in 10 languages with multiterminological mappings.

At follow up, strong correlations were found between general practitioners’ assessments of impairment, patients’ ratings of pain and patients’ ratings of recovery for all scales except for those measuring social activities and daily activities. A Manual 27provides further information about the development and use of the charts, how to translate the charts, cpop a contact list for further assistance, including authors of the various translations.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

Implicit in any wnoca of functional status is the importance of factors other than disease in the health of patients. When too much care makes sick. Functional status is a measure of an individual’s overall well-being. How can it be measured in physicians’ offices?