Handbook of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation

Application and Implementation of the ICF

  • Reuben Escorpizo
  • Sören Brage
  • Debra Homa
  • Gerold Stucki

Part of the Handbooks in Health, Work, and Disability book series (SHHDW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

  3. State of the Field: Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Sören Brage, Ása Dóra Konráðsdóttir, Gert Lindenger
      Pages 107-139
    3. Debra Homa, David DeLambo
      Pages 161-186
    4. Matilde Leonardi, Davide Sattin, Rui Quintas, Ambra Mara Giovannetti, Alberto Raggi
      Pages 199-238
    5. Reuben Escorpizo, Logan M. Trenaman, William C. Miller
      Pages 239-261
    6. Robyn L. Tate, Grahame K. Simpson, Philippa McRae
      Pages 263-294
    7. Terry Krupa, Shu-Ping Chen, Glenda Carter
      Pages 335-354
    8. Chetwyn C. H. Chan, Eric W. Tsang, Andrew Siu, Henry Kwok, Andy Cheng
      Pages 355-369
    9. Stefan Staubli, Urban Schwegler, Klaus Schmitt, Bruno Trezzini
      Pages 371-396
    10. Jörg Jeger, Bruno Trezzini, Urban Schwegler
      Pages 397-410
  4. ICF-Based Functioning Measurement

  5. The Way Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. Reuben Escorpizo, Soren Brage, Debra Homa, Gerold Stucki
      Pages 545-557
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 559-571

About this book


For persons with chronic illnesses and disabling injuries, work prospects--especially for meaningful work with decent conditions--have traditionally been poor. With global efforts from the UN, WHO, ILO, and other bodies focusing attention on this wide-reaching issue, innovative tools are needed to translate large-scale goals into real-world outcomes.

 The framework offered by the Handbook of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation highlights the complex challenges and opportunities involved in enabling re-entry into the workforce. Geared to ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health) standards, this timely reference outlines current science-based methods in assessing impairment and capabilities and emerging approaches to management specifically relating to work participation. Separate chapters are devoted to evaluation and rehabilitation guidelines for individuals with brain injury, chronic musculoskeletal pain, mental illness, and other disabling conditions. And the chapters on ICF-based functioning measurement review the data on widely-used clinician- and patient-reported instruments and the recent Work Rehabilitation Questionnaire (WORQ). Featured in the Handbook:

  • The impact of chronic disease on work participation and its implications for intervention and management.
  • Vocational assessment and job placement.
  • Spinal cord injury: vocational rehabilitation and disability evaluation.
  • Critical issues for mental health management in vocational rehabilitation.
  • Clinician-reported outcome measures: experiences from multicenter follow-up.
  • ICF-based tools in rehabilitation toward return-to-work.

The Handbook of Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability Evaluation is of critical interest to researchers, educators, and students in disability- and work-related fields. It is also a practical resource outside the campus setting, aiding those providing services to, as well as policymakers involved in improving the lives of, persons with disabilities.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Reuben Escorpizo
    • 1
  • Sören Brage
    • 2
  • Debra Homa
    • 3
  • Gerold Stucki
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation and Movement ScienceUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Research UnitDirectorate for Labour and WelfareOsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of Rehabilitation and CounselUniversity of Wisconsin-StoutMenomonieUSA
  4. 4.Department of Health Sciences and Health PolicyUniversity of LucerneLucerneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08824-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08825-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7084
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7092
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