Inpatient Functional Communication Interview
From the Foreword by Professor Audrey Holland: "The IFCI is well conceived and evaluated, timely, and innovative. Its detailed description and organisation guarantee easy administration. [It] provides a map and a flashlight to help practitioners find their way in the almost uncharted territory of the inpatient hospital, and the communication needs of its inhabitants. . This little gem of an interview approach, thoroughly specified and rich with examples from its extensive pre-testing, straightforwardly provides a way to assess communication needs in this unique setting." "The summary/recommendation section of the interview has a valuable layout...a useful questionnaire...an easy read, user friendly and well organised...would be a useful resource for students and newly qualified clinicians."- Lauren Sheldrick, Senior SLT, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, RCSLT 'The book is well organised...easy and quick to read.' - JSLPA "Does exactly what it says on the tin!...well explained with clear assessments...is good value for money."- Lindsay King, SLT, Penrith Hospital, Cumbria, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice
Robyn O'Halloran is the Speech Pathology Adviser for Scope, Victoria, Australia. Linda Worrall is Associate Professor, Communication Disability in Ageing Research Unit, The University of Queensland, Australia. Deborah Tofffolo is Director, Access Brain Injury Services, NSW, Australia. Chris Code is based in the Department of Psychology, Exeter University, UK. Louise Hickson is Associate Professor, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, The University of Queensland, Australia.
CHAPTER 1 - OVERVIEW What does the ICI Measure ? Who should conduct the IFCI Which patients shoud be assessed with the IFCI ? When and where should you use the IFCI ? Why should you use the IFCI ? CHAPTER 2 - THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IFCI Background Identifying the communication situations that occur in hospital. Selecting communication situations for functional communication measure for the hospital setting. Determining the final list. Validity of the IFCI Interrater and intrarater reliability of the IFCI CHAPTER 3 - ADMINISTRATION Intoduction Step 1 : Documneting the patient's relevant biographical details, medical history, current medical condition and health management plans. Step 2 : Conducting the IFCI with the patient at bedside. Step 3 : Conducting further interviews with relevant staff. Step 4 : Writing a summary CHAPTER 4 : SCORING THE IFCI General; scoring information Scoring each IFCI situation Scoring the IFCI on the basis of staff interviews Calculating overall scores Case Studies