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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COOP Charts Primary Health Care Classification Consortium – WICC WONCA

When the charts are used in new cultural settings, it is important to establish that the concepts measured are appropriate and specific to that environment. Open in a separate window. ICPC-2 edited rubrics by rubrics in 22 languages and Q-Codes in 10 languages with multiterminological mappings. Functional status relates to the patient, not to the health problem, disease or episode of care. Pictorial depictions of the five possible responses accompany the text.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

Version in French updated in the spring of A copy of the Chart is available at the bottom of this file. Winca practitioners have found the charts easy to use within the consultation and helpful as measures of overall patient status and as outcomes of care.

A total of 95 patients presenting with acute low back pain were wlnca from 15 single-handed general practices in northern Germany. Functional status is considered an important measure of health status in primary care.


Of the six charts only the change in health chart proved to be a suitable scale for measuring short-term changes in functional ability among general practice patients with acute low back pain. Several have been used in general practice woncw. It is one of the set of global measures of health status, which also include assessments of clinical status and quality of life.

However since functional status relates to the patient as a whole and not to the health problem, the relationship becomes difficult to interpret when there is more than one active problem, because co-morbidity complicates wocna interpretation.

As the complexity wpnca chronicity of medical problems increase, community medical practitioners will become more reliant on indicators of functioning as well as disease status to monitor their interventions and measure health outcomes. With any measure of functional status, cultural and context issues need to be explored. This may partly be a result of patients misunderstanding the instructions.

When too much care makes sick. The measurement of clinical pain intensity: The preferred method cokp use of these charts is self administration. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Several studies have looked at these issues. How can it be measured in physicians’ offices?

A manual has been edited by the University of Groningen. Even with only one problem, functional status measures go beyond assessing problem status and therefore their relationship a particular ICPC code may not be straightforward. Two of the other charts indicated a deterioration at follow up. Baseline and follow-up measurements of the charts were compared and correlations of chart scores with patients’ measurements of pain intensity on a visual analogue scale, general practitioners’ ratings of impairment and patients’ measurements of recovery were analysed.


Br J Gen Pract. For cooop time general practitioners have recognised the integral importance of health promotion and the measurement of functional status in consultations. Measuring functional status in a population survey.

Internationally, they have been found to have good face validity and clinical utility in general practice. There are a plethora of indicators currently available.

The charts ask patients to use the timescale of voop past two weeks when rating their condition. The charts can be used independently or in groups. 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.

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