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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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An analysis of German routine data. This article has colp cited by other articles in PMC. For example, Rubric 28 of component one symptoms and complaints of all chapters of ICPC refers to limited function and disabilities. Some studies of the charts have suggested that they do not exhibit cross-cultural stability. Only the chart measuring change in health revealed a deterioration in functional ability associated with the onset of pain and an improvement in functional status at follow up.

COOP Charts

Several studies have looked at these issues. The measurement of clinical pain intensity: As a research instrument the test-retest reliability will always be an issue for indicators that are global and influenced by so many variables.

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 cool. When too much care makes sonca.

Pictorial depictions of the five possible responses accompany the text. Prescribing antibiotics for respiratory tract infections in primary care: A Manual 27provides further information about the development and use of wwonca charts, how to translate the charts, and a contact list for further assistance, including authors of the various translations.


Br J Gen Pract. Open in a separate window. Functional status relates to the patient, not to the health problem, disease or episode of care. Only the chart measuring change in health was correlated with ratings of pain and impairment wonva baseline. Wwonca may partly be a result of patients misunderstanding the instructions. These drawings have enhanced the applicability of these Charts in settings where there is variability of literacy amongst the general practice patient population.

For example, hypertension and diabetes in one patient can both impact on functional status, but their relative wonfa and effects cannot be determined from routine recording. Appropriate translation is the first step. With any measure of functional status, cultural and context issues need to be explored. 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.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

For some time general practitioners wonac recognised the integral importance of health promotion and the measurement of functional status in consultations.

Of the six charts only the change in health chart proved to be a suitable scale for measuring short-term changes in functional ability among general practice patients with acute low back pain.


The charts can be used independently or in groups. Two of the other charts indicated a deterioration at follow up. A total of 95 patients presenting with acute low back pain were recruited from 15 single-handed general practices in northern Germany. Several ckop been used in general practice settings. Functional status is considered an important measure of health status in primary care. It is suggested that patients consider their present wpnca when rating their condition.

Functional status in primary care: COOP/WONCA charts.

Validity with respect to the change in asthma. Standardisation of test conditions and assessment of inter-rater reliability may improve the results for research projects. The preferred method of use of these charts is self administration. Each chart consists of a lead sentence with five options for response.

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. There are a plethora of indicators currently available. Functional status could be coded in this component with the addition of an extra digit. Associated Data Supplementary Materials. These measurements are particularly important in dealing with ageing and those with chronic problems.

There are now six charts: Some of these instruments were designed for research not clinical purposes, for example, the Sickness Impact Profile.