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Mapping the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS-16) to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Moriello, Carolina, Byrne, Kerry, Cieza, Alarcos, Nash, Caryn, Stolee, Paul and Mayo, Nancy (2008) Mapping the Stroke Impact Scale (SIS-16) to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 40, (2), pp. 102-106. (doi:10.2340/16501977-0141). (PMID:18509573).

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Objective: To demonstrate how the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) can be used to create coded functional status indicators specific for stroke from a simple stroke-specific functional index, the Stroke Impact Scale-16 (SIS-16).
Subjects: Nineteen professionals for the mapping portion and 8 persons with stroke for the cognitive debriefing portion.
Methods: Participants were asked to identify appropriate codes for the corresponding items of the SIS-16 following a structured protocol for mapping measures to the ICF. A Delphi technique was used in order to reach consensus for as many items as possible. In addition, cognitive debriefing was conducted with persons with stroke.
Results: A total of 13 items had Functional Status Indicators endorsed (8 items at the 4 digit level and 5 items at the 3 digit level). There were 3 items that did not reach consensus. The cognitive debriefing sessions demonstrated the differences in interpretation from the persons with stroke and the intentions by the developers.
Conclusion: This study has shown how the ICF can capture most items from functional status measures, such as the SIS-16. Furthermore, the items can be used to map onto a standard coding framework, illustrating the potential for increased use of Functional Status Indicators.

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Published date: February 2008
Organisations: Psychology


Local EPrints ID: 341568
ISSN: 1650-1977
PURE UUID: da3d1411-841b-46e8-ad8b-1b9a38c0811f

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Date deposited: 27 Jul 2012 10:35
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:34

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Author: Carolina Moriello
Author: Kerry Byrne
Author: Alarcos Cieza
Author: Caryn Nash
Author: Paul Stolee
Author: Nancy Mayo

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