Rehabilitation and Health Assessment: Applying ICF Guidelines

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Mpofu and Oakland have given us a volume of exceptional clarity, depth, and breadth, one whose utility extends well beyond rehabilitation psychology. As such, Rehabilitation and Health Assessment: Applying ICF Guidelines will be an outstanding text for courses in assessment at all levels of professional preparation and will serve as a valued reference source for future research in a wide variety of fields.


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The World Health Organization's ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health) has undergone dramatic changes in the past decade, requiring that disability be understood in light of contextual, social, and personal factors. This examination of ICF guidelines provides a comprehensive survey of assessment tools, emerging technologies, and procedures necessary for personalizing rehabilitation and health care interventions.

Editors Mpofu and Oakland have gathered an international team of experts to set forth this masterful volume-dedicated to helping students, researchers, and practitioners advance their understanding of test use, assessment, and measurement, using the framework and philosophy presented in the ICF model.

With this book, readers will learn how to apply ICF guidelines effectively, by expanding their knowledge of:

  • Professional issues, such as ethical quandaries, cultural and diversity considerations, and working with children and youth
  • Cutting-edge assessment technologies, such as virtual world tools, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and pre-scored health status instruments
  • Assessments of patients' adaptation to disability, such as measures of pain, forgiveness, self-efficacy and resilience, spirituality, and more
  • Measures of participation, including physical and functional performance, community integration, sexual functioning, and recreational activities
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826157348
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/21/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 760
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Elias Mpofu, PhD, DEd, CRC, is professor and head of the discipline of rehabilitation counseling at the University of Sydney. Formerly professor of rehabilitation services at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Mpofu is a leading researcher-educator on counseling people with disadvantage, vulnerability, and survivorship in diverse community settings. His research concentrates on the discipline of community-oriented health interventions, and focuses on explicating best practices in community-oriented health promotion and maintenance, applying theories and methods on community action with participatory action research, and interlinking behavioral health indicators in populations to inform preventive health interventions. His priority research goals include the objective and subjective profiling of health statuses among communities, important for health intervention design, implementation, and evaluation. The evidence for the clustering of health assets and vulnerabilities in the context of the community environment is of particular interest for comprehensive health promotion to result from this line of investigation.

Dr. Mpofu's community-oriented research has earned him three international awards in rehabilitation research from the U.S. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (2008), National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE), and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award (2007). For his leadership in teaching, Professor Mpofu was awarded the Rehabilitation Educator of the Year Award by the NCRE in 2010. Professor Mpofu is editor of the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling and the Journal of Psychology in Africa. He also serves on the editorial boards of several rehabilitation counseling-related journals, including Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, Rehabilitation Research, Education and Policy, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Psychological Assessment, and the International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. Dr. Mpofu is lead editor of Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health (Pearson, 2010) and Rehabilitation and Health Assessment (Springer Publishing Company, 2010). Recently, he published a seminal edited book on Counseling People of African Ancestry (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Thomas Oakland, PhD, ABPP, ABPN

is University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. He is President of the International Foundation for Children's Education, President-elect of the International Association of Applied Psychology's Division of Psychological Assessment and Evaluation, and past-presidents of the International School Psychology Association and the International Test Commission. He has worked in more than 40 countries. Dr. Oakland has authored or edited seven books, more than one hundred forty chapters and articles, and six psychological tests. He was a co-author of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and the 2002 APA code of ethics. He is a licensed psychologist, board certified in school psychology and neuropsychology, and has an active clinical and forensic practice. His interests center on psychological and educational characteristics of children and youth, cultural diversity, international issues, and professionalism. He is the recipient of Distinguished Service Awards from APA's Division of School Psychology and the International School Psychology Association and received the 2002 National Association of School Psychology's Legend Award. Dr. Oakland received APA's 2003 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Psychology Internationally.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Norman L. Berven

Preface - Elias Mpofu, and Thomas Oakland

Part 1: Professional Issues in the ICF Context

1. Concepts and Models in Disability, Functioning, and Health

2. Development and Health Assessment in Rehabilitation with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health for Children and Youth

3. Ethical Considerations in Applying the ICF

4. Measures of Culture and Diversity in Rehabilitation and Health Assessment

Part 2: Measures and Procedures

5. Item Response Theory and Computer Adaptive Testing

6. Real and Virtual World Tools for Objectively Measuring Function During Everyday Activities

7. Healthcare Quality Assessments

8. Economic Evaluations with Pre-Scored Health Status Instruments

9. fMRI: functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

10. Measuring the Physical Environment

11. Measures of Assistive Technology Predisposition and Use

12. Assessing Universal Design in the Physical Environment

13. Assessment of Capacity

14. Life Care Planning Evaluation

15. Rehabilitation Outcome Assessment in Program Evaluation

Part 3. Measures of Adaptation and Adjustment

16. Assessment of Adaptive Behavior Development in Young Children

17. Acculturation Measures

18. Assessment of Values

19. Measures of Subjective Wellbeing

20. Pain Assessment

21. Application and Assessment of Interpersonal Forgiveness

22. Self-Efficacy and Resilience Measures

23. Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health: Spirituality and Religiosity

24. Measures of Perfectionism

Part 4. Measures of Participation

25. Measures of Functional Performance

26. Assessment of Community Integration

27. Social Safety Net Assessments

28. Sexual Functioning Assessments

29. Assessing Recreation and Leisure Participation

30. Health Literacy Assessment

Part 5: Looking ahead

31. Trends in Rehabilitation and Health Assessment

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