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 is a measure of an individual’s overall well-being. Implicit in any definition of functional status is the importance of factors other than disease in the health 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.

Please review our privacy policy. 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. Functional status relates to the patient, not to the health problem, disease or episode of care. A copy of the Chart is available at the bottom of this coopp.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

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.


Standardisation of test conditions and assessment of inter-rater reliability may improve the results for research projects. Functional status could be coded in this component with the addition of an extra digit.

How can it be measured in physicians’ offices? The charts ask patients to use the timescale of the past two weeks when rating their condition. Each chart consists of a lead sentence with five options for response. The measurement of colp pain intensity: As the complexity and chronicity of medical problems increase, community medical practitioners will become more reliant on indicators of functioning as well as disease status to monitor their interventions and measure health outcomes.

Version in French updated in the spring of Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. This may partly be a result of patients misunderstanding the instructions. The aim coop the PRIMEGE Regional Information System in General Practice Project is to collect anonymized data directly from the consultation software womca the doctor’s effort in order to supply a database for research purposes in general medicine.

These drawings have enhanced the applicability of these Charts in settings where there is variability of literacy amongst the general practice patient population. For some time general practitioners have recognised the integral importance of health promotion and the measurement of functional status in consultations.

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Instruments for measuring functional status. Prescribing antibiotics for respiratory tract infections in primary care: Some studies of the charts have suggested that they do not exhibit cross-cultural stability. ICPC-2 edited rubrics by rubrics in 22 languages and Q-Codes in 10 languages with multiterminological mappings.


When too much care makes sick. PloS one, 12 12e Only the chart measuring change in health revealed a deterioration in functional ability associated with the onset of woonca and an improvement in functional status at follow up.

Measuring functional status in a population survey. General practitioners have found the charts easy to use within the consultation and helpful cooop measures of overall patient status and as outcomes of care. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Appropriate translation is the first step.

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However, one study has shown a correlation between self-assessment and provider assessment. Do high prescribers diagnose differently?

It is one of the set of global measures of health status, which also include assessments of clinical status and quality of life. Only coop chart measuring change in health was correlated with ratings of pain and impairment at baseline.

Internationally, they have been found to have good face validity and clinical utility in general practice. Open in a separate window.