Table 3

ICF codes for patient-rated ulnar nerve evaluation items
Pain items ICF Meaning in ICF language
When it is at its worst b28014 - Pain in upper limb Sensation of unpleasant feeling indicating potential or actual damage to some body structure felt in either one or both upper limbs, including hands.
At rest b28014 - Pain in upper limb
In the morning; # b28014 - Pain in upper limb Note: The descriptors of after work or while sleeping refer to a time point NOT an activity so they are not coded in ICF
After work/activity# b28014 - Pain in upper limb
At night# b28014 - Pain in upper limb
How often do you have pain# b28014 - Pain in upper limb
Other symptom items:
Numbness in my little finger b265 - Touch function Sensory functions of sensing surfaces and their texture or quality. Inclusions: functions of touching, feeling of touch; impairments such as numbness, anaesthesia, tingling, paraesthesia and hyperaesthesia
“Pins and needles” in my little finger b265 or b280 - Sensation related to the skin Sensations related to the skin such as itching, burning sensation and tingling. Inclusions: impairments such as pins and needles sensation and crawling sensation
Cramping or unable to control my little finger b760 - Control of voluntary movement functions Functions associated with control over and coordination of voluntary movements. Inclusions: functions of control of simple voluntary movements and of complex voluntary movements, coordination of voluntary movements…
Weakness in my hand (pinch/grip) b7300 - Muscle power functions Functions related to the force generated by the contraction of a muscle or muscle groups. Inclusions: functions associated with the power of specific muscles and muscle groups, muscles of one limb, one side of the body, the lower half of the body, all limbs, the trunk and the body as a whole; impairments such as weakness of small muscles in feet and hands…
Specific activities items
Eat (use fork, knife, or chopsticks) d550 - Eating Carrying out the coordinated tasks and actions of eating food that has been served, bringing it to the mouth and consuming it in culturally acceptable ways, cutting or breaking food into pieces, opening bottles and cans, using eating implements, having meals, feasting or dining.
Lift a heavy object d4300 - Lifting Raising up an object in order to move it from a lower to a higher level, such as when lifting a glass from the table.
Hold an object with my elbow bent (a telephone, tool, book, phone or electronic device) d4401- Grasping Using one or both hands to seize and hold something, such as when grasping a tool or a door knob
Repeated reaching d4452 - Reaching Using the hands and arms to extend outwards and touch and grasp something, such as when reaching across a table or desk for a book
Tasks with repetitive finger use –like typing, playing musical instruments or handling small objects d440 - Fine hand use Performing the coordinated actions of handling objects, picking up, manipulating and releasing them using one’s hand, fingers and thumb, such as required to lift coins off a table or turn a dial or knob. Inclusions: picking up, grasping, manipulating and releasing Exclusion: lifting and carrying objects (d430)
Turn a key/doorknob/handle d4453 - Turning or twisting the hands or arms Using fingers, hands and arms to rotate, turn or bend an object, such as is required to use tools or utensils
Usual activities items
Personal care activities (like washing, dressing) D5 - Chapter 5 Self-Care Caring for oneself, washing and drying oneself, caring for one’s body and body parts, dressing, eating and drinking, and looking after one’s health
Household (cleaning, maintenance) D630-649 - Household tasks Range of tasks within domestic life that pertain to household but no specific group definition
Work (your job or everyday work) D8 - Chapter 8 Major Life Areas Carrying out the tasks and actions required to engage in education, work and employment and to conduct economic transactions.
Recreational activities D920 - Recreation and leisure Engaging in any form of play, recreational or leisure activity, such as informal or organized play and sports, programmes of physical fitness, relaxation, amusement or diversion, going to art galleries, museums, cinemas or theatres; engaging in crafts or hobbies, reading for enjoyment, playing musical instruments; sightseeing, tourism and travelling for pleasure

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MacDermid and Grewal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:146   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-146

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