The biopsychosocial model of the pandemic stress burden of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
The biopsychosocial model of the pandemic stress burden of the "International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health" (ICF
) is considered in its relevance for mapping the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and initiating measures.
With reference to a case study, the relationship between ICF
and social law as well as rehabilitation benefits are shown. It is emphasized that the pure biomedical disease assessment of ICD-10 is not sufficient to make statements about the biopsychosocial effects of a pandemic stress burden. A prerequisite for this is the consideration of the impairments of activity and participation in front of the entire life background of an individual in interaction with its person- and environment-related context factors.
The concept of pandemic functional health ensures the inclusion of these factors. Using the "FACT-19" questionnaire for recording the pandemic COVID-19 stress burden, it is possible to obtain a systematic picture of individual participation needs and the assistance required to initiate the necessary therapeutic interventions and services for participation (translated by DeepL).