New approaches to understanding the impact of muskuloskeletal conditions


Cieza, Alarcos and Stucki, Gerold (2004) New approaches to understanding the impact of muskuloskeletal conditions. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, 18, (2), 141-154. (doi:10.1016/j.berh.2004.02.003). (PMID:15121036).

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The approval of the new international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF; formerly ICIDH) (WHO, 2001a) by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2001 is a landmark event for medicine and society. With the ICF, patients' functioning, with its components body functions and structures, activities and participation, became a central perspective in medicine. The objective of this paper is to outline how the ICF can serve as a new global language of functioning and health and hence become a new approach for our understanding of the impact of musculoskeletal conditions.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1521-6942 (print)
Keywords: rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal diseases, outcome assessment, quality of life, ICF, ICF core set
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology
ePrint ID: 342053
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2012 11:59
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:24
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342053

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