Speaker Name: Suzanne Tinsley, PT, PhD, NCS
Course Name: Clinical Assessments and the ICF Model: Improving your Outcome
Date of Course: May 4, 2019
Course Location: Providence Hospital – Anchorage, AK
This course will serve to present and discuss disablement models and the benefits of using these models as a framework to improve clinical outcomes in Physical Therapy practice. The International Classification of Function (ICF) model was created to provide a common language among health care professionals, to facilitate the delivery of patient-centered care and to justify interventions based on a comprehensive assessment of illness on an individual’s health-related quality of life. Clinical outcome assessments will be discussed on all levels of the ICF model across a spectrum of dimensions including personal and environmental factors that may impact patient compliance. Specifically, outcome assessments commonly used in the out-patient orthopedic environment and outcome assessments for patient with stroke across multiple clinical environments will be discussed. Case studies will be utilized to further enhance participant understanding.
At the conclusion of this course, a participant should be able to:
- Discuss the practical relevance for incorporating the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF Model) into clinical practice.
- Effectively used published reliability and validity data to identify appropriate objective measures, across the ICF model, for specific patient populations.
- Differentiate appropriate measurement tools for the various patient diagnoses seen across multiple clinical environments.
- Independently and accurately apply measurement tools to selected patient cases including making reasonable adaptations for non-standardized situations.
- Interpret test results and discuss management implications.