Predicting the rehabilitation outcome after trauma based on the ICF - icf|PROreha

Project No. FF-FR 0265




Aim of the collaboration project is to identify determinants (aspects of functioning as well as contextual factors) having an impact on successful rehabilitation - especially return to work, time off work and quality of life - in persons with severe musculoskeletal injuries after inpatient rehabilitation. Besides an outcome prognosis and guidelines including recommendations showing how to cope with the identified determinants in rehabilitation management to considerably shorten time off work and ensure return to work will be established.


The project consists of six work packages. Applying various methods (expert surveys, systematic literature reviews and consensus conferences) aspects of functioning and contextual factors will be determined, which have to be considered to assess rehabilitation outcome, and outcome measures will be specified, which should be used to assess these functioning aspects and contextual factors. Data of 1,200 patients will be collected in ten inpatient rehabilitation centers using the outcome measures determined beforehand. Clinically gathered data will be complemented by data (e.g. time off work) from insurance providers. Based on these data predictive modelling will be applied to predict rehabilitation outcome such as time off work and quality of life. These models allow for establishing an outcome prognosis at admission to inpatient rehabilitation that is built on functioning status and contextual factors.

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Financed by:
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e. V. (DGUV)
Research institution(s):
  • BG Unfallklinik Murnau
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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Description, key words:

successful rehabilitation, return to work, quality of life, musculoskeletal injuries