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 could be coded in this component with the addition of an extra digit.

Woncz of the other charts indicated a deterioration at follow up. 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.

COOP Charts

Some studies of the charts have suggested that they do not exhibit cross-cultural stability. The WICC is in charge of the scientific content and leads the consortium. The average time for completion is less than five minutes. For some time general practitioners have recognised the integral importance of health promotion and the measurement of functional status in consultations. Pictorial depictions of the five possible responses accompany the text.

Use of the Charts. 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. PloS one, 12 12e Each chart consists of a lead sentence with five options for response. Br J Gen Pract. 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.


COOP Charts Primary Health Care Classification Consortium – WICC WONCA

Functional status is considered an important measure of health status in primary care. For example, hypertension and diabetes in one patient can both impact on functional status, but their relative importance and wonfa cannot be determined from routine recording.

The Medical Outcomes Trust Short Form 36 item inventory and derivatives of this instrument have been widely used in primary wnoca settings. 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 total of 95 patients presenting with acute wonac back pain were recruited from 15 single-handed general practices in northern Germany.

The charts can be used independently or in groups.

Standardisation of test conditions and assessment of inter-rater reliability may improve the results for research projects. Prescribing antibiotics for respiratory tract infections in primary care: It thus relates less directly to the ICPC codes than does severity of illness. 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 wonc.

These drawings have enhanced the applicability of these Charts in settings where there is variability of literacy amongst the general practice patient population. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The functional status of patients. Several studies have looked cop these issues.


A manual has been edited by the University of Groningen.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

There are a plethora of indicators currently available. Associated Data Supplementary Materials. However, one study has shown a correlation between self-assessment and provider assessment.

These measurements are particularly important in dealing with ageing and those with chronic problems. How can it be measured in physicians’ offices? 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.

ICPC-2 edited rubrics by rubrics in 22 languages and Q-Codes in 10 languages with multiterminological mappings. Several have been used in general practice settings. Support Center Support Center. With any measure of functional status, cultural and context issues need to be explored. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Instruments for measuring functional status. 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.