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.
The annual meeting of the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) Network will take place from 8-12 October in Tokyo, Japan. The topic of this year's meeting is Health information in the New Era. The meeting will be held in conjunction with a high-level conference of WHO member states on the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
Among other things the WHO-FIC Network Meetings serve as a platform for presenting current work and results of recent work with and on the WHO classificaions, including the ICF. The ICF Research Branch is well-represented with several delegates and has been asked to present two posters at a plenary poster session:
Poster C303 (Click here to access poster)
Describing the impact of a disease on functioning: Coding functioning properties in ICD-11
Selb M, Kennedy C, Melvin J, Sykes C, Bang S, Gongolo F, Sart H, Riberto M, Lee H, Millar J, Martinuzzi A, Robinson Nicol MM, Stucki G.
The possibility of coding functioning properties in the ICD-11 will be a main topic at the meeting of the functioning Topic Advisory Group (fTAG) scheduled for Sunday, October 9th.
Poster C505 (Click here to access poster)
ICF INFO – An update on the methodology: Refinements of the ICF Linking Rules
Coenen M, Bickenbach J, Prodinger B, Stucki G, Cieza A.
Other posters which the Branch (co-)authored:
- C108 Work Plan Update – Functioning Topic Advisory Group (fTAG)
- C206 Report form the German Collaborating Centre
- C503 Comparability of health information: Paper series in Disability & Rehabilitation on the ICF Linking Rules and their application
- C504 Japanese experience in developing National Rehabilitation Quality Management Systems
- C506 ICF INFO – An update on its implications with an illustrative example
- C525 Development of a metric for tracking and comparing population health based on the ICF Generic Set
- C527 What are the Swedish quality registries about? Content comparision using ICF
- C532 Launching the ICF-based assessment – The ICF HandA – by using the online presence of the Lighthouse Project Hand
Click here to access the complete poster booklet: http://www.who.int/classifications/network/meeting2016/en/.
- Introduction of the screening tool OncoFunction for functional follow-up of head and neck patients
- PARADISE 24: A measure to assess the impact of brain disorders on people's lives
- Understanding the impact of brain disorders: Towards a ‘horizontal epidemiology’ of psychosocial difficulties and their determinants
- Measuring disability: comparing the impact of two data collection approaches on disability rates
- Response to Madans et al. Comments on Sabariego et al. Measuring disability: Comparing the impact of two data collection approaches on disability rates