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BARRETO, Marina Carvalho Arruda; NUNES, Bárbara Porfírio  and  CASTRO, Shamyr Sulyvan de. Instruments that evaluate the functioning in individuals affected with chikungunya and the International Classification of Functioning. A systematic review. BrJP [online]. 2019, vol.2, n.4, pp.381-385.  Epub Dec 02, 2019. ISSN 2595-3192.


Currently, chikungunya has become an important health problem due to its painful symptomatology and the chronicity of this condition, which may compromise the functioning of individuals. Thus, using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, which focuses on functioning in the biopsychosocial context, this review sought to detect and assist in the selection of the most appropriate tool for measuring functioning in clinical practice and research. The objective of this study was to review the articles that have the functioning of individuals with chikungunya as an outcome, analyzing the instruments used for their evaluation and their relationship with the Classification model.


Systematic review of the literature in the Scielo, Pubmed, Scopus, LILACS, PEDro, and Cochrane databases. Observational or interventional studies were included. For the methodological evaluation of the articles, the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system was used. From a total of 1579 studies found, after applying the inclusion/exclusion criteria, and reading, five articles remained. The following frequencies were analyzed: health condition (3.86%), function (3.86%), body structure (0.86%), activity (67.82%), engagement (8.15%), environmental factors (8.15%) and personal factors (7.3%). Only one of the five articles covered all the domains of the International Classification of Functioning.


There is a lack of tools that approach the functioning according to the model proposed by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, for the population with chikungunya.

Keywords : Chikungunya fever; Disability and health; International Classification of Functioning.

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