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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With any measure of functional status, cultural and context issues need to be explored. Functional status could be coded in this component with the addition of an extra digit.

COOP-WONCA charts: a suitable functional status screening instrument in acute low back pain?

Instruments for measuring functional status. The functional status of patients. 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. Validity with respect to the change in asthma. Support Center Support Center.

Br J Gen Pract. Do high prescribers diagnose differently? There are a doop of indicators currently available. Functional status is considered an important measure of health status in primary care.

COOP Charts Primary Health Care Classification Consortium – WICC WONCA

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. At follow up, strong correlations were found between general practitioners’ assessments of impairment, patients’ ratings of pain and patients’ ratings of recovery for all scales except for those measuring social activities and daily activities.

As a research instrument the test-retest reliability will always be an issue for indicators that are global and influenced by so many variables. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The Medical Outcomes Trust Short Form 36 item inventory and derivatives of this instrument have been widely used in primary care settings.


These drawings have enhanced the applicability of these Charts in settings where there is variability of literacy amongst the general practice patient population. To date the Charts have been published in the following languages: Functional status is a measure of an individual’s overall well-being.


Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

The charts ask patients to use the timescale of the past two weeks when rating their condition. Two of the other charts indicated a deterioration at follow up.

The measurement of clinical pain intensity: These charts were modified by the classification committee and promoted for use in conjunction with ICPC. A manual has been edited by the University of Groningen. Functional status relates to the patient, not to the health problem, disease or episode of care.

Several studies have looked at these issues. Internationally, they have been found to have good face validity and clinical utility in general practice. When more than one chart is used it is recommended that they are administered in the following order: 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.

Appropriate translation is the first step. 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 the interpretation.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

PloS one, 12 12e Associated Data Supplementary Materials. The WICC is in charge of the scientific content and leads the consortium.

Version in French updated in the spring of ICPC-2 edited rubrics by rubrics in 22 languages and Q-Codes in 10 languages with multiterminological mappings.


Copp have been used in ciop practice settings. A study was carried out to determine whether the charts sonca able to measure the degree of functional impairment associated with acute illness and the improvement in functional ability accompanying the process of recovery.

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. Some of these instruments were designed for research not clinical purposes, for example, the Sickness Impact Profile. The average time for completion is less than five minutes.

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.

Use of the Charts.

Standardisation of test conditions and assessment of inter-rater reliability may improve the results for research projects. Each chart consists of a lead sentence with five options for response.

For some time general practitioners have recognised the integral importance of health promotion and the measurement of functional status in consultations. It is one of the set of global measures of health status, which also include assessments of clinical status and quality of life. Some studies of the wobca have suggested that they do not cooo cross-cultural stability. Similarly, the Duke Health Profile has been used successfully in North American settings In Europe, several other instruments have been used.