Predicting rehabilitation outcome after trauma - the icfPROreha Project

In April 2017, the project Predicting the Rehabilitation Outcome after trauma based on the ICF (icfPROreha) started. icfPROreha is a joint effort of the BG Hospital Murnau (Department for Workman’s Compensation Rehabilitation; leading physician: Dr. Stefan Simmel) and the Chair for Public Health and Health Services Research (IBE) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich.


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The aim of the project is to identify aspects of functioning and contextual factors that impact outcome and more specifically return to work and time off work in persons with severe musculoskeletal injuries. Data of 1'200 patients will be collected to establish an outcome prognosis based on determinants addressing the biopsychosocial perspective of the ICF. Up to now, we have performed systematic reviews and national expert surveys to identify and preselect factors and assessments that will be implemented in a multicentre study starting in eleven German inpatient rehabilitation centres in summer 2018.

The project is funded by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)*. For further information please contact Dr. Michaela Coenen ().

* The responsibility for the content of this article lies with the authors.

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