Practical, standardized tools to assess and document functioning, disability, and health according to the WHO ICF
in a variety of health conditions and settings.
's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF
) is the accepted common framework for understanding and documenting functioning and disability.
Core Sets selected for this book have now been developed to facilitate the standardized use of the ICF
in real-life clinical practice and thus improve quality of care. By using this collection of clear checklists, definitions, and forms, clinicians will quickly and easily be able to assess clients with a range of typical health conditions at different stages and in a variety of health care contexts.
- Introduces the concepts of functioning and disability,
- Describes how and why the ICF
Core Sets have been developed,
- Shows, step-by-step, how to apply the ICF
Core Sets in clinical practice,
- Includes all 31 ICF
Core Sets plus documentation forms (more than 1,400 pages of printable PDFs) on a CD
This manual is inherently multi-professional and will be of benefit not only for practitioners working in various health care contexts but also for students and teachers.
1. Preface Gerold Stucki
2. What is Functioning and why is it important?
3. Introduction to the ICF
3.1 The integrative model of functioning, disability and health
3.2 The structure and codes of the ICF
Core Set development process
4.2 Available ICF
4.3 Types of ICF
5. Use of ICF
Core Sets in practice
5.1 The selection of ICF
Core Sets ("What to describe")
5.2 The description of the level of functioning ("How to describe")
5.3 The documentation form
6. Use cases
6.1 Use of the ICF
Core Set for musculoskeletal conditions in the acute context
6.2 Use of the ICF
Core Set for spinal cord injury in the early post-acute context
6.3 Use of the ICF
Core Set for multiple sclerosis in the long-term context
6.4 Use of the ICF
Core Set for vocational rehabilitation
6.5 Use of the ICF
Core Set for low back pain in the long-term context