Funcionalidade e incapacidade: aspectos conceptuais, estruturais e de aplicaão da Classificaão Internacional de Funcionalidade, Incapacidade e Saúde (CIF)

Translated title of the contribution: Functioning and disability: Concepts, structure and application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

A.P. Fontes, A.A. Fernandes, M.A. Botelho

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to present the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), which comprises the "family" of classifications of the World Health Organization (WHO). This classification offers a unified and standardized language, as well as a conceptual framework for describing the health and the health related states, setting out a valuable instrument of practical use in public health. The model is established with two main parts: the first part includes the Functioning and Disability with two components: a) Body Structures and Function and b) Activities and Participation. The second part includes the Contextual Factors with two components: c) Environmental Factors and d) Personal Factors. The components are classified by categories, organized in a hierarchical structure of four levels. In this paper we analyze the conceptual framework and the structure of the ICF, and we also describe the action lines for its dissemination and implementation. © 2010 Published by Elsevier España, S. L. on behalf of Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública. All rights reserved.
Translated title of the contributionFunctioning and disability: Concepts, structure and application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)171-178
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Saude Publica
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Health
  • International Classification of Functioning
  • article
  • conceptual framework
  • disability
  • environmental factor
  • health
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
  • world health organization

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