World Health Organization
The ICOPE Evidence Resource Center provides the evidence profiles and recommendations used to develop the ICOPE Guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity in older people. These evidence profiles and recommendations were produced from a synthesis of a series of systematic reviews of the best available evidence for community-level care for older people. A guideline development group convened by WHO formed these recommendations by consensus, supported by input from a wide range of stakeholders. The evidence profiles are organized around the 6 ICOPE priority actions.
The ICOPE guidance for person-centred assessment and pathways in primary care (ICOPE Handbook) helps community health and care workers put the recommendations outlined in the ICOPE Guidelines into practice. The Handbook assists with setting person-centred goals, screening for loss in a range of domains of intrinsic capacity and assessing health and social care needs to develop a personalised care plan. The care plan may include multiple interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity, provide social care and support, support self-management and support caregivers. The domains of intrinsic capacity include cognitive decline, limited mobility, malnutrition, visual impairment, hearing loss and depressive symptoms.