International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health



Author: Organización Mundial de la Salud,World Health Organization

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9789241545440

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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The aim of the ICF classification is to provide a unified and standard language and framework for the description of health and health-related states. It defines components of health and some health-related components of well-being (such as education and labour).

International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

Children & Youth Version : ICF-CY.


Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

View: 8298

This publication is a derived version of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF, WHO, 2001) designed to record characteristics of the developing child and the influence of environments surrounding the child. This derived version of the ICF can be used by providers, consumers and all those concerned with the health, education, and well being of children and youth. It provides a common and universal language for clinical, public health, and research applications to facilitate the documentation and measurement of health and disability in child and youth populations.--Publisher's description.

Recreational Therapy and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health


Author: Heather Porter

Publisher: Idyll Arbor

ISBN: 9781882883950

Category: Medical

Page: 386

View: 5895

"Recreational Therapy and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health ties recreational therapy practice to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). The ICF is a conceptualization of health, disability, and function that complements and validates the philosophy and practice of recreational therapy. Recreational Therapy and the ICF shows the connection between diagnosis and treatment and validates recreational therapy as part of this globally accepted model for aiding efforts toward optimal health and functioning. Each ICF code group relevant to recreational therapy is described, showing the assessment and treatment recreational therapists do for that code along with research demonstrating the efficacy of the interventions. Each ICF code set cross-references the places it is used in the other ICF-based books in the Recreational Therapy Practice series, Recreational Therapy for Specific Diagnoses and Conditions and Recreational Therapy Basics, Techniques, and Interventions."--Publisher's website.

Measuring Health and Disability

Manual for WHO Disability Assessment Schedule WHODAS 2.0


Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547596

Category: Medical

Page: 90

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"The World Health Organisation had just published a generic assessment instrument to measure general health and disability levels: the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule, WHODAS 2.0. WHODAS 2.0 is based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). It was developed and tested internationally and is applicable in different cultures both in general populations and in clinical settings. It can be used as a general measure across all diseases. This manual is aimed at public health professionals, doctor, other health professionals (for example rehabilitation professionals, physical therapists and occupational therapists), health policy planners, social scientists and others involved in studies on disability and health." -- Publisher.

Summary Measures of Population Health

Concepts, Ethics, Measurement and Applications


Author: Organisation mondiale de la santé,World Health Organization,A. D. Lopez

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241545518

Category: Medical

Page: 770

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As life expectancy rates continue to increase in many countries around the world, comparative health assessments based on mortality rates alone give an increasingly inadequate picture of public health. This publication addresses a wide range of key issues regarding the measurement of population health using comprehensive indices which combine data on mortality and ill-health. It considers the various uses of such summary measures, as well as an appropriate measurement framework and specific ethical and social value choices involved. The contributors to this book include leading experts in epidemiological methods, ethics, health economics, health status measurement and the valuation of health states.

The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability, 6th Edition


Author: Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM,Irmo Marini, PhD, DSc, CRC, CLCP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106560

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

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"This edition...adds an important international perspective on illness and disability. The personal narratives help bring the real world of people who are suffering to the forefront of the scientific discourse."--Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling textbook continues to be the most comprehensive and diverse text available on the psychosocial aspects of disability. It examines current thought and treatment approaches to working with individuals with disabilities through the contributions of expert thinkers and practitioners in the disability field. Abundant and insightful narratives by disabled individuals offer a bridge between theory and practice for students in rehabilitation psychology and counseling courses. In addition to completely updated and reorganized material, this edition contains insightful new section introductions, empirically based research articles, and the contributions of international researchers presenting a more global and richer perspective on the psychosocial aspects of disability and illness. It also contains an increased focus on the negative impact of societal attitudes and treatment of disabled individuals on their psychological adjustment to disability. The addition of objectives at the beginning of each chapter and review questions and personal perspectives at the end of each chapter further facilitate in-depth learning. Key Features: Presents the most comprehensive and diverse coverage of psychosocial aspects of disability topics of any textbook available Examines contemporary thinking and treatment approaches in working with individuals with disabilities Provides a bridge between theory and practice through the narratives of individuals with disabilities Establishes a historical understanding of societal attitudes toward disability and treatment past and present of persons with disabilities Analyzes barriers to enabling persons with disabilities and improving social consciousness and quality of life for this population Facilitates course planning through inclusion of objectives and review questions/personal perspectives in each chapter