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Braz J Phys Ther. 2017 Jul - Aug;21(4):287-295. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2017.05.007. Epub 2017 May 21.

Identification of intervention categories for aquatic physical therapy in pediatrics using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Children and Youth: a global expert survey.

Author information

1
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Rey Juan Carlos University, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: javier.gueita@urjc.es.
2
Department of Nursing and Physical Therapy, School of Medicine, CEU-San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain.
3
Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
4
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Rey Juan Carlos University, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify intervention categories encountered by physical therapists working in aquatic therapy with disabled children, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Children and Youth (ICF-CY).

METHODS:

Aquatic physical therapists were asked to describe concepts related to the functioning of disabled children and their contextual factors. Data were collected in three rounds using the Delphi technique. All answers were translated ('linked') to the ICF-CY and analyzed to determine the degree of consensus.

RESULTS:

Answers were linked and organized into four diagnostic groups. Overall, in the four groups, 41 Body Functions, 8 Body Structures, 36 Activities and Participation, and 6 Environmental Factors categories were identified as intervention targets. In addition, 8 Environmental Factors that influence aquatic physical therapy were identified.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study highlights the variety of intervention categories available to aquatic physical therapists when treating children in the water.

KEYWORDS:

Clinical competence; Delphi technique; Disability and health; Disabled children; International Classification of Functioning; Physical therapy modalities

PMID:
28579189
PMCID:
PMC5537483
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjpt.2017.05.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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