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In 2001 the WHO adopted the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a more suitable framework than the ICIDH-2
for human functioning and disability (Stucki et al 2007; World Health Organisation 2001).
Although not formally classified in the ICIDH-2
, Personal Factors are acknowledged to be contributors to intervention outcomes.
complements the International Classification of Diseases by organizing information around three dimensions: body level (body systems and structure), person and society level (activities and participation), and the environment.
The term 'functionality' is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO, ICIDH-2
, 2001) as an 'umbrella' term to cover an individuals' activities and participation.
All efforts were made to ensure that the ICIDH-2, as it was initially named, would be a suitable classification for all domains of functioning associated with both physical and mental health conditions.
In light of that, the WHO team felt for ICIDH-2 to have the necessary credibility and legitimacy to serve as the international standard language of health and functioning, that the revision process should include several years of field trials and other tests.
international classification of functioning, disability, and health.