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Value and application of the ICF in rehabilitation medicine

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Context: Rehabilitation medicine may be defined as the multi- and interdisciplinary management of a person's functioning and health. Rehabilitation medicine defines itself with respect to concepts of functioning, disability and health. Assessment and intervention management rely on these concepts. The current framework of disability--the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)--providing a coherent view of health from a biological, individual and social perspective.

Issue: However, ICF success will depend on its compatibility with measures used in rehabilitation and on the improvement of its practicability. Thus, it is expected to see the development of the ICF based on versions of currently used instruments and on the development of ICF core sets.

Conclusion: The new language ICF is an exciting landmark event for rehabilitation. It may lead to a stronger position of rehabilitation within the medical community, change multi-professional communication and improve communication between patients and rehabilitation professionals.

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Stucki, G., Ewert, T. and Cieza, A. (2002) Value and application of the ICF in rehabilitation medicine Disability and Rehabilitation, 24, (17), pp. 932-938. (doi:10.1080/09638280210148594). (PMID:12523361).

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Published date: 20 November 2002
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 342083
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342083
ISSN: 0963-8288
PURE UUID: fc56161c-c2d8-4034-b195-20bf7b2ff355

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Date deposited: 11 Aug 2012 14:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:31

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Author: G. Stucki
Author: T. Ewert
Author: A. Cieza

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