HSH Scientifc day. Jean Baptiste Sagahutu

Title: Use of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) as a theoretical framework to inform interprofessional assessment and management by health care professionals in Rwanda. A Cluster Randomised Control Trial.

Authors: Jean Baptiste Sagahutu, Jeanne Kagwiza, Francois Cilliers, Jennifer Jelsma

University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Rwanda                                                

University of Cape Town, South Africa   

Corresponding author: Jean Baptiste Sagahutu                  Email: jeanbaptigol@gmail.com  

Background: Effective collaboration between health professionals can reduce medical errors and assist in interpretation of health information resulting in improved patient care. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) has been suggested as a potential framework to help health professionals develop  a common language for better collaboration and to  provide more holistic care.

Aim: The aim of the study was to determine whether training on interprofessional practice, using the ICF framework, resulted in improved knowledge, attitudes and behaviour(as determined by improved recording of interprofessional assessment and management in patient records) in randomly selected Rwandan District Hospitals..........Read More