Monitoring and prognosis system based on the ICF for people with traumatic brain injury

Laia Subirats, Raquel Lopez-Blazquez, Luigi Ceccaroni, Mariona Gifre, Felip Miralles, Alejandro García-Rudolph, Jose María Tormos

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    Abstract

    © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. The objective of this research is to provide a standardized platform to monitor and predict indicators of people with traumatic brain injury using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and analyze its potential benefits for people with disabilities, health centers and administrations. We developed a platform that allows automatic standardization and automatic graphical representations of indicators of the status of individuals and populations. We used data from 730 people with acquired brain injury performing periodic comprehensive evaluations in the years 2006–2013. Health professionals noted that the use of color-coded graphical representation is useful for quickly diagnose failures, limitations or restrictions in rehabilitation. The prognosis system achieves 41% of accuracy and sensitivity in the prediction of emotional functions, and 48% of accuracy and sensitivity in the prediction of executive functions. This monitoring and prognosis system has the potential to: (1) save costs and time, (2) provide more information to make decisions, (3) promote interoperability, (4) facilitate joint decision-making, and (5) improve policies of socioeconomic evaluation of the burden of disease. Professionals found the monitoring system useful because it generates a more comprehensive understanding of health oriented to the profile of the patients, instead of their diseases and injuries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9832-9847
    JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
    Volume12
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2015

    Keywords

    • Brain injuries
    • Disability and health
    • Information systems
    • International classification of functioning
    • Medical records
    • Prognosis
    • Public health

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