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Title: Two steps forward, one step back? A commentary on the disease-specific core sets of the international classification of functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
Authors: Tempest, S
McIntyre, A
Keywords: ICF; Core sets; Occupational Therapy
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Disability and Rehabilitation. 29 (18) 1475-1479
Abstract: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is advocated as a biopsychosocial framework and classification and has been received favourably by occupational therapists, disability rights organisations and proponents of the social model of disability. The success of the ICF largely depends on its uptake in practice and it is considered unwieldy in its full format. Therefore, to make the ICF user friendly, the World Health Organisation (WHO) have condensed the original format and developed core sets, some of which are disease specific. The authors use the ICF Core Set for stroke as an example to debate if by reverting to classification according to disease, the ICF is at risk of taking two steps forward, one step back in its holistic portrayal of health.
ISSN: 0963-8288
Appears in Collections:Community Health and Public Health
Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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