Assessing rehabilitation of convalescent children after infectious diseases

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1 Pediatric Research and Clinical Center of Infectious Diseases of the Federal Medical Biological Agency, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2 Saint Petersburg Medical and Social Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia

3 Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

4 Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed: Nina M. Khasanova
Professora Popova, 9, Saint Petersburg, 197022, Russia; ur.relbmar@aninavonasahk

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Acknowledgments: the authors would like to express their gratitude to Maria Schepochkina, Northern State Medical University (Arkhangelsk, Russia), for assistance in data acquisition.

Author contribution: Skripchenko NV — developing the concept, setting the main goals and objectives; Melnikova EV — developing the idea, manuscript writing and editing, approval of the final version of the article; Khasanova NM — data acquisition, manuscript writing and editing, approval of the final version of the article.

Received: 2023-08-14 Accepted: 2023-09-19 Published online: 2023-11-09

The fact that the disease sequelae can limit the development of the growing child’s activity is the feature of pediatric medical rehabilitation, that is why there is a need for repeated courses of rehabilitation or habilitation, where each subsequent course is a continuation of the previous one. The specialist’s mission is to determine indications for rehabilitation. The paper reports phenomenology and methods to diagnose abnormal activity and participation in convalescent children after infectious diseases in order to set the rehabilitation goals in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health domains (categories). The use of method to estimate activity and participation from the point of view of both child and parent or caregiver is considered. The paper provides information useful for specialists dealing with the issues of rehabilitation of children after infectious diseases.

Keywords: rehabilitation, children, infectious diseases, ICF method, activity and participation