Survey of Patient-Reported Questionnaires Using the ICF as a Reference: An Illustration Using the ICF Core Set for Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Sabrina KohlerEmail author
  • Miriam Lückenkemper
  • Monika E. Finger
  • Reuben Escorpizo
Part of the Handbooks in Health, Work, and Disability book series (SHHDW)


This chapter will identify and survey standard patient-reported questionnaires (PRQs) which were linked to the Brief Core Set for Vocational Rehabilitation based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Using data from a previous literature review, a database was created showing items within PRQs that have been linked to the ICF categories in the Brief ICF Core Set. The database showed a wide variety of questionnaires (N = 68) covering different health condition groups, settings, and from various health disciplines. The results of this study will assist health practitioners in vocational rehabilitation and occupational medicine in choosing, implementing, and operationalising the ICF Core Set for Vocational Rehabilitation into their daily practice using PRQs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabrina Kohler
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miriam Lückenkemper
    • 2
  • Monika E. Finger
    • 2
    • 3
  • Reuben Escorpizo
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Western SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.ICF UnitSwiss Paraplegic ResearchNottwilSwitzerland
  3. 3.ICF Research Branch of the WHO CC FIC in Germany (DIMDI)NottwilSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of Rehabilitation and Movement ScienceThe University of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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