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Rehabilitation and Health Assessment: Applying ICF Guidelines [NOOK Book]


"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 ...

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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."--PsycCRITIQUES

Instructor's Guide Available to Qualified Instructors!

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: 9780826157355
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/21/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Elias Mpofu, PhD, CRC

is associate professor and head of discipline of rehabilitation counseling at the University of Sydney, Australia. Formerly professor of rehabilitation services at the Pennsylvania State University, he is recipient of three national research awards in rehabilitation: Mary Switzer Distinguished Research Award, National Council on Rehabilitation Education Researcher of the Year Award, and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award (2007). Dr. Mpofu has more than 12 years of research and test development experience and also in the practice of assessment for intervention in educational and rehabilitation settings. Dr. Mpofu is co-editor of Assessment in Rehabilitation and health published by Merrill (2009) and with Thomas Oakland. He was a keynote speaker on equitable assessment practices at the annual conference of the International Test Commission in October 2004.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Professional Issues in the ICF Context

Pt. 2 Measures and Procedures

Pt. 3 Measures of Adaptation and Adjustment

Pt. 4 Measures of Participation

Pt. 5 Looking ahead

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