Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to Improve Understanding of Disability and Functioning

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Patricia Welch Saleeby

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ICF, disability, functioning

Abstract

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) provides a useful framework and classification to better situate disability, health, and functioning. The ICF recognizes disability and functioning as the dynamic individual and environment interaction, promoting a more realistic perspective.  This article describes the ICF, its utility, and its strengths/weaknesses.

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