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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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 follow up. As the complexity and chronicity of medical problems increase, community medical practitioners will become more reliant on indicators of functioning as well as disease status to aonca their interventions and measure health outcomes.

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

A manual has been edited by the University of Groningen. This may partly be a result of patients misunderstanding the instructions. Functional status is considered an important measure qonca health status in primary care.

As a research instrument the test-retest reliability will always be an issue for indicators that are global and influenced by so many variables.

An analysis of German routine data. The average time for completion is less than five minutes. Of the six charts only the change in health chart proved to be a wocna scale for measuring short-term changes in functional ability among general wonfa patients with acute low back pain.


The WICC is in charge of the scientific content and leads the consortium. When more than one chart is used it is recommended that they are administered in the following order: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. These measurements are particularly important in dealing with ageing and those with chronic problems. It is one of the set of global measures of health status, which also include assessments of clinical status and quality of life.

Instruments for measuring functional status. Implicit in any definition of functional status is the importance of factors other than disease in the health of patients.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

Similarly, the Duke Health Profile has been used successfully in North American settings In Europe, several other instruments have been used. Internationally, they have been found to have good face validity and clinical utility in general practice.

Each chart consists of a lead sentence with five options for response. A total of 95 patients presenting with acute low back pain were recruited from 15 single-handed general practices in northern Germany.

The Medical Outcomes Trust Short Form 36 item inventory and derivatives of this instrument have been widely used in primary care settings. The measurement of clinical pain intensity: It is suggested that patients consider their present complaints when rating their condition.


A copy of the Chart is available at the bottom of this file. Standardisation of test conditions and assessment of inter-rater reliability may improve the results for research wojca.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

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. A Manual 27provides further information about the development and use of the charts, how to translate the charts, and a contact list for further assistance, including authors of the various translations.

Prescribing antibiotics for respiratory tract infections in primary care: Measuring functional status in a population survey. A study was carried out to determine whether the charts are able to measure the degree of functional impairment associated with acute illness and the improvement in functional ability accompanying the process of recovery.

Use of the Charts. Please review our privacy policy. Several have been used in general practice settings. How can it be measured in physicians’ offices? Several studies have looked at these issues. Do high prescribers diagnose differently?

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