Education resources on the WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (“ICF”) has been in circulation for more than a decade. Since its publication, members of the Functioning and Disability Reference Group (FDRG) have used this classification as the basis for teaching users (and potential users) the clinical, social, academic, research, health service administration and statistical uses of the classification in practical application. For this, they used a selection of materials and methods. For the classification to be most effective, it is important that it is applied consistently and reliably. This requires extensive training using quality training materials. However, the danger exists that effort could be duplicated as FDRG members and collaborators in different areas seek to achieve the same goal: educating users in implementing the classification. A central repository for the ICF learning materials will help everyone in teaching the practical application of the ICF….more

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