ICF Mapping Section 3

ICF Mapping follows and accompanies the implementation of the ICF in German early intervention centers.

For this purpose, all early childhood recruiting centers are asked annually to participate in a corresponding online survey. An accompanying focus group was conducted to uncover barriers and supportive factors in the implementation.

From the focus group the following aspects should be further addressed:

1. Attitude Change

2. Interdisciplinary Culture
with the sub-topics: fears, stress, joy, fun, appreciation, interdisciplinary cooperation (see: Summary Content Analysis ICF Project Focus Group)

This leads to the following question: How does interdisciplinary collaboration develop in teams conducting ICF based case discussions?  

Method:

Analogous to the federal states in which the focus group participants work, three early intervention centers are searched from Hamburg, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia.

An observation of a case discussion, a short survey of the participants of the case discussion as well as a survey of the case applicants should be carried out.

Observation:              

  • Speaking part of the individual participants              
  • Expression of positive feelings/topic               
  • Questions about the professional opinion of other participants               
  • Utterances of ignorance/uncertainty              
  • Exchange of expertise               
  • Methodical procedure in the case discussion 

Short survey:               

  • To evaluate the cooperation  

Survey:               

  • Motivation to introduce the case               
  • Frequency of presenting own cases               
  • What added value does this have for the case nominee?               
  • Describe the path from the introduction of the ICF to today's groove         
  • In-depth inquiries at mention of emotions

Time schedule:

01.06.-06.30.2018
Creation Poster WHO Conference

01.10.-31.12.2018
Development of a short survey, observation criteria and a guide interview

01.01.-02.28.2019
Creation Presentation VIFF-Symposium Leipzig

01.01.-06.30.2019
Video recording (test), test run and search for Master students for the assignment of MA papers

28.02.-06.30.2019
Revision of mail addresses FF posts, revision of online questionnaire regarding attitude / coding

01.06.-06.30.2019
Creation Poster WHO Conference

15.07.-08.31.2019
Online survey

01.09.-09.31.2019
Evaluation Online survey
Search for early intervention centers in Bavaria, Hamburg and North Rhine-Westphalia

01.10.2019-31.07.2021
Master Thesis Hamburg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia

01.10.2019-01.02.2020
Creation poster for ICF-AWK

01.08.2020-31.12.2021
Comparison of the results in connection with the results of the focus group and the online surveys

Publications:

October 2018
Publication Results Descriptive Online Survey 2018, WHO-FIC Annual Meeting

March 2019
Symposion VIFF Results Online Survey 2017 & 2018, lecture and article

October 2019
WHO-FIC annual meeting, information on the implementation of the ICF

March 2020
ICF User Conference Munich, current results on the implementation of the ICF in Germany

Duration of study: 2018 - 2021

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. med. phil. Liane Simon

Employees in the project: Sven Kottysch and 2 student assistants (Julia Paulsen and Alexander Mevs)

  • German