The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is the common framework to understand and describe functioning and disability. To make the ICF applicable in practice and to allow a user-friendly description of functioning and disability, ICF Core Sets have been developed. ICF Core Sets facilitate the description of functioning in clinical practice by providing lists of categories that are relevant for specific health conditions and health care contexts.

Now there is an electronic documentation form ( available to facilitate the description of functioning based on ICF Core Sets in clinical practice. This electronic documentation form is available in English, German, Finnish, Chinese and Spanish.

icf electronic documentation tool

A detailed instruction of how to use this documentation form and much more background information about ICF Core Sets can be found in ICF Core Sets: Manual for Clinical Practice.

For questions, please feel free to contact the ICF Research Branch Coordinator, .