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Use of The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework and common language for disability statistics and health information systems.

Kostanjsek N - BMC Public Health (2011)

Bottom Line: The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), which has been approved by all its member states, provides this common language and framework.The article provides an overview of ICF taxonomy, introduces the conceptual model which underpins ICF and elaborates on how ICF is used at population and clinical level.Furthermore, the article presents key features of the ICF tooling environment and outlines current and future developments of the classification.

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Affiliation: World Health Organization, Classifications, Terminology and Standards, Geneva, Switzerland. kostanjsekn@who.int

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A common framework for describing functional status information is needed in order to make this information comparable and of value. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), which has been approved by all its member states, provides this common language and framework. The article provides an overview of ICF taxonomy, introduces the conceptual model which underpins ICF and elaborates on how ICF is used at population and clinical level. Furthermore, the article presents key features of the ICF tooling environment and outlines current and future developments of the classification.

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Interactions between the components of ICF
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Figure 1: Interactions between the components of ICF

Mentions: Figure 1 depicts the components of the ICF in an interactive model. The health condition (a disease or disorder) may impact functioning at 3 mutually interacting levels: in relation to the body, at the level of activities, and at the level of participation in society. The way health condition impacts functioning should also be considered within the context of environmental and personal factors.


Use of The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework and common language for disability statistics and health information systems.

Kostanjsek N - BMC Public Health (2011)

Interactions between the components of ICF
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Interactions between the components of ICF
Mentions: Figure 1 depicts the components of the ICF in an interactive model. The health condition (a disease or disorder) may impact functioning at 3 mutually interacting levels: in relation to the body, at the level of activities, and at the level of participation in society. The way health condition impacts functioning should also be considered within the context of environmental and personal factors.

Bottom Line: The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), which has been approved by all its member states, provides this common language and framework.The article provides an overview of ICF taxonomy, introduces the conceptual model which underpins ICF and elaborates on how ICF is used at population and clinical level.Furthermore, the article presents key features of the ICF tooling environment and outlines current and future developments of the classification.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: World Health Organization, Classifications, Terminology and Standards, Geneva, Switzerland. kostanjsekn@who.int

ABSTRACT
A common framework for describing functional status information is needed in order to make this information comparable and of value. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), which has been approved by all its member states, provides this common language and framework. The article provides an overview of ICF taxonomy, introduces the conceptual model which underpins ICF and elaborates on how ICF is used at population and clinical level. Furthermore, the article presents key features of the ICF tooling environment and outlines current and future developments of the classification.

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