An ICF-Based Model for Implementing and Standardizing Multidisciplinary Obesity Rehabilitation Programs within the Healthcare System
AbstractIntroduction/Objective: In this study, we aimed to design an ICF-based individual rehabilitation project for obese patients with comorbidities (IRPOb) integrated into the Rehab-CYCLE to standardize rehabilitative programs. This might facilitate the different health professionals involved in the continuum of care of obese patients to standardize rehabilitation interventions. Methods: After training on the ICF and based on the relevant studies, ICF categories were identified in a formal consensus process by our multidisciplinary team. Thereafter, we defined an individual rehabilitation project based on a structured multi-disciplinary approach to obesity. Results: the proposed IRPOb model identified the specific intervention areas (nutritional, physiotherapy, psychology, nursing), the short-term goals, the intervention modalities, the professionals involved and the assessment of the outcomes. Information was shared with the patient who signed informed consent. Conclusions: The model proposed provides the following advantages: (1) standardizes rehabilitative procedures; (2) facilitates the flow of congruent and updated information from the hospital to outpatient facilities, relatives, and care givers; (3) addresses organizational issues; (4) might serve as a benchmark for professionals who have limited specific expertise in rehabilitation of comorbid obese patients. View Full-Text
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Brunani, A.; Raggi, A.; Sirtori, A.; Berselli, M.E.; Villa, V.; Ceriani, F.; Corti, S.; Leonardi, M.; Capodaglio, P.; Group, I.-O. An ICF-Based Model for Implementing and Standardizing Multidisciplinary Obesity Rehabilitation Programs within the Healthcare System. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 6084-6091.
Brunani A, Raggi A, Sirtori A, Berselli ME, Villa V, Ceriani F, Corti S, Leonardi M, Capodaglio P, Group I-O. An ICF-Based Model for Implementing and Standardizing Multidisciplinary Obesity Rehabilitation Programs within the Healthcare System. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(6):6084-6091.Chicago/Turabian Style
Brunani, Amelia; Raggi, Alberto; Sirtori, Anna; Berselli, Maria E.; Villa, Valentina; Ceriani, Francesca; Corti, Stefania; Leonardi, Matilde; Capodaglio, Paolo; Group, ICF-OBESITY. 2015. "An ICF-Based Model for Implementing and Standardizing Multidisciplinary Obesity Rehabilitation Programs within the Healthcare System." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 6: 6084-6091.