The ICF Research Branch welcomes Dr. Michaela Coenen as a new member of the Steering Committee. Dr. Coenen will join the renowned group of scientists and leaders in the ICF community, Prof. Jerome Bickenbach, Prof. Judith Hollenweger and Prof. Gerold Stucki, who have been serving on the ICF Research Branch Steering Committe the last several years.
We would like to also express our heartful thanks to Prof. Alarcos Cieza for her tireless committment to the international efforts of the ICF Research Branch toward a better understanding of functioning and disability through multidisciplinary research. She has retired from her appointment on the Steering Committee to focus on her new role as the leader and coordinator of the Disability and Rehabilitation (DAR) Team at Department of Violence, Injury Prevention and Disability at the World Health Organization.
The ICF Research Branch wishes both Dr. Coenen and Prof. Cieza all the very best for success in their new appointments!
Non enim vivere bonum est sed bene vivere - What is good is not just living, but living well...(Seneca, Epistulae Morales 70,4)
Since its establishment in 2003 the ICF Research Branch has contributed to the further development of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), the creation of ICF-based practical measurement tools and user-oriented applications as well as education and training. The ICF Research Branch has been striving to achieve its mission through international collaborative activities ranging from research to education and knowledge transfer. The team at the ICF Research Branch has been privileged to work in partnership with many outstanding individuals and committed institutions worldwide.
In this spirit, the ICF Research Branch encourages practitioners and scientists with an interest in the ICF to join our international collaborative efforts.By contributing to the further development of the ICF, we pave the way for securing this common international language of disability and health and for optimizing the functioning of people with health conditions.
- Towards the development of clinical measures for spinal cord injury based on the ICF with Rasch analyses
- Determining the most robust dimensional structure of ICF categories across subgroups of persons with spinal cord injury to build the basis for future clinical measures
- The ASAS Health Index (ASAS HI) - a new tool to assess the health status of patients with spondyloarthritis
- ICD-11: A comprehensive picture of health, an update on the ICD–ICF joint use initiative
- Applying the ICF to rehabilitation goal-setting