To implement the ICF Core Sets in clinical practice and research, the project "Implementation and use of the ICF Core Sets for hand conditions in clinical practice, rehabilitation and research: Lighthouse Project Hand" was initiated in 2012. The Lighthouse Project Hand "Leuchttrum-Projekt Hand" is the first project aimed at implementing ICF-based instruments, documentation forms and treatment guidelines along the continuum of care. It will be the case in point for the institutions of the statutory accident insurance in Germany to implement the ICF in clinical practice, documentation, health statistics and clinical research of other health conditions.
The project is now online - http://leuchtturmprojekt-hand.de/ The website is in German. If you are interested in seeing what the project is all about in English, please see the poster shown at the 2013 WHO-FIC meeting in Beijing. Click here to go to the section on the ICF Core Set for hand conditions.
Browsing the ICF Core Sets and creating an individualized functioning profile have been possible since the 2012 launch of the electronic ICF documentation tool www.icf-core-sets.org. Now there is a link to www.icf-core-sets.org available on the WHO website.
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.
- Development of a health index in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (ASAS HI): final result of a global initiative based on the ICF guided by ASAS
- A guide on how to develop an ICF Core Set
- Towards a minimal generic set of domains of functioning and health
- ICF Core Sets for hand conditions - Update on the development, validation and implementation (in German)
- Development of ICF Core Sets for Autism Spectrum Disorder