CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · JCS 2017; 07(01): e14-e18
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604024
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Functional Status in a Teenager with Phenylketonuria from the ICF Perspective

Hasan Bingöl
1  Vocational School of Health, Department of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Mus Alparslan University, Mus, Turkey
Mintaze Kerem Günel
2  Division of Health Science, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
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Publication History

17 May 2017

28 May 2017

Publication Date:
29 June 2017 (online)


Objective The case aims to present a teenager with phenylketonuria in terms of functional status, by using the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) perspective.

Case Description A 17-year-old teenager with phenylketonuria, classified level V in accordance with the Functional Mobility Scale, was recruited in this study. To exhibit body structure, functional status, participation, activity, and environmental and individual factors, assessment tools classified according to ICF for Children and Youth major categories were implemented.

Result After the assessment tools were applied, we found various problems ranging from body structure, function, and activity, to participation. In addition to these problems, there were cognitive problems as well.

Conclusion Despite various physical problems, the teenager suffered from cognitive problems more, that is, compared with physical problems in the teenager with phenylketonuria, cognitive problems constituted a bigger barrier to participation in daily life.


At the time this article was written, Hasan Bingöl was a student at Institute of Health Science and Teaching Assistant at Mus Alparslan University.