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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: International classification performance, working disability, disability and health (CIF) and its application in rehabilitation
Name of author(s): JOYCE LAVANCHY1.
Name of publisher: Rehabilitación Integral
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
"The International Classifi cation of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), approved and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), established the beginning of a new era for the patient-oriented clinical practice. Conceived as a clinical, research, statistics, social policy and educational tool , the ICF’s
main objective is to unify and standardize the language used to describe health and its related status, improving communication and facilitating data comparison among professionals from different fi elds, at an international level. Based on the bio-psycho-social model from the WHO, the different components emerge as a
base for the classifi cation of 1454 categories, allowing a description of a functionality or disability profi le for individuals and populations. To be able to apply the ICF to the field of rehabilitation, it is necessary to make a selection of its category
groups or generic core sets. This would allow a description of the appropriate level of functioning for specifi c health conditions. Under the ICF’s model, the multidisciplinary management, based on the rehabilitation cycle (assessment – goal defi nition – intervention – evaluation), is implemented in a comprehensive manner, acilitating the understanding and description of levels of functionality."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The article was chosen because in it is shown the aplication of ICF to a specific field of care giving and stablishes the protocol of action that will prove CIF as a good tool for using it in phisical rehab care.
Gives criteria to act and relate those with the Rehabilitation Cycle.
Where to find it:

Rehabilitación integral 2011; 6 (1): 33-45

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