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ClinFIT: ISPRM's Universal Functioning Information Tool based on the WHO's ICF

FRONTERA, Walter
et al
May 2019

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A short editorial reviews the development of ClinFit (“Clinical Functioning Information Tool”).  The expectation is that ClinFIT can be tailored to the needs of (1) rehabilitation service types along the continuum of care, (2) different patient populations across age groups and health conditions, and (3) low-, middle-, and high‑income countries

 

J Int Soc Phys Rehabil Med 2019;2:19-21

DOI: 10.4103/jisprm.jisprm_36_19

Disability Data Collection in Community-based Rehabilitation

Sunil Deepak
Francesca Ortali
Geraldine Mason Halls
Tulgamaa Damdinsuren
Enhbuyant Lhagvajav
Steven Msowoya
Malek Qutteina
Jayanth Kumar
December 2016

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Today there are Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) programmes in a large number of countries. In many countries, the CBR approach is a part of the national rehabilitation services. However, there is a lack of reliable data about persons with disabilities who benefit from CBR and the kind of benefits they receive. This article reviews the disability data collection systems and presents some case studies to understand the influence of operational factors on data collection in the CBR programmes. The review shows that most CBR programmes use a variable number of broad functional categories to collect information about persons with disabilities, combined occasionally with more specific diagnostic categories. This categorisation is influenced by local contexts and operational factors, including the limitations of human and material resources available for its implementation, making it difficult to have comparable CBR data. Therefore, any strategies to strengthen the data collection in CBR programmes must take these operational factors into account.

 

 

Key concepts in disability

GROCE, Nora
OFFICER, Alana
November 2009

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Debates have raged within the fields of philosophy, health, and the social sciences about what constitutes disability and how it should be measured. Greater consensus has emerged, as evidenced by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF, 2001) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006).

THE LANCET, VOLUME 374, ISSUE 9704, P1795-1796, NOVEMBER 28, 2009
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61527-0

Interagency list of essential medical devices for reproductive health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
et al
2008

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This interagency list is a tool to support planning for the selection, quality assurance and procurement of medical devices to implement Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) interventions, which are defined as the "Essential care to women and their newborn during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period: up to six weeks after delivery." The objective is to propose an international consensus on a rational selection of essential medical devices for reproductive health according to their public health relevance based on efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness. Published by the WHO on behalf of John Snow Inc., PATH, Population Action International, United Nations Population Fund, and the World Bank, in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund and Medecins Sans Frontieres. The WHO and partnering organisations plan to update this list every two years

Categorising CBR service delivery : the Roi-ET classification

KUIPERS, Pim
et al
July 2003

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"This paper presents a descriptive classification framework developed in a training workshop conducted with a community based rehabilitation (CBR) service, in Roi-Et (Northeast Thailand) in June 2002. The "Roi-Et Classification" is based on an adaptation of Bronfenbrenner's Social Ecology model, combined with other frameworks. It seeks to depict for CBR workers and others, the spectrum of strategies that together can comprise CBR practice. It is intended that the Classification and identified strategies will assist in generating discussion about what aspects of CBR intervention should be emphasised within a particular community or service at a particular time"
Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, Vol 14, No 2

Establishing a resource center : a guide for organizations supporting community foundations

LONG, Barbara Denemark
2003

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This brief guide is designed to help community foundations establish and maintain resource centres. It argues that information management is critical to the success of organisations, as libraries and resource centres provide access to information to staff and boards of governance and help maintain a high standard of performance, while also representing the institutional memory of an organisation. The document outlines some of the issues that need to be addressed both in the planning and in the implementation phases. Topics include budget, staff, space, scope of the collection and collection management, acquisition, services and access, and classification of materials

Resource centre manual : how to set up and manage a resource centre

O'SULLIVAN, Sheila
et al
2003

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Contains practical information on all aspects of setting up and managing a resource centre, from planning, fundraising and finding a suitable location, to collecting and organising materials, developing information services, and monitoring and evaluating the work of the resource centre. It assumes that most readers will use manual systems for organising information, but also explains how computers can be used in resource centres, including e-mail, Internet and databases. It describes how to select database software, and contains a detailed review of three leading database programs. It includes a list of organisations and publications that can provide further information

Towards a common language for functioning, disability and health : ICF the International Classification of functioning, disability and health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2002

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This is the introduction to WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, also known as the Beginner's Guide. It provides an introduction to the ICF and its use. It sets out what the ICF offers to health workers, planners and policy-makers. It also includes a list of organizations,agencies and NGOs who are part of the ICF collaborating network

Revising the United Nations census : recommendations on disability

2002

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This paper describes the issues concerned with the revision of the disability section of the United Nations' Principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses. The discussion includes how the newly published international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) can be incorporated in the recommendations. Issues for consideration are:
- new approaches in defining disability;
- a new list of types of disabilities based on the ICF;
- improving the wording and structure of questions to identify persons with disabilities;
- improving the dialogue between users and producers; and
- the need to perform cognitive and quantitative testing of questions on disability.
The paper also gives an overview of how countries have used the census to collect data on disability and underlines the advantages and disadvantages of its use highlighting its importance in the collection of information on persons with disabilities particularly in developing countries

International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2001

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ICF is a classification of health and health related domains that describe body functions and structures, activities and participation. The domains are classified from body, individual and societal perspectives. Since an individual's functioning and disability occurs in a context, ICF also includes a list of environmental factors

International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2001

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"The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more commonly as ICF, is a classification of health and health-related domains. These domains are classified from body, individual and societal perspectives by means of two lists: a list of body functions and structure, and a list of domains of activity and participation. Since an individual’s functioning and disability occurs in a context, the ICF also includes a list of environmental factors. The ICF is WHO's framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels"

Depression in developing countries : lessons from Zimbabwe

PATEL, Vikram
et al
2001

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Depression is one of the most important causes of morbidity and disability in developing countries. Zimbabwe, in common with other developing nations, has absolute poverty, economic reform programmes, limited public health services, widespread private and traditional health-care services, civil unrest, cultural diversity and sex inequality. This study looked at research on depression in Zimbabwe over the past 15 years, covering ethnographic and epidemiological studies in a range of populations. The findings are compared with research from other developing and developed countries. The report also examines the validity of the World Health Organization's classifications and medical concepts of depression, the public health implications of depression, and the implications for clinical practice and research in the context of developing countries

Quebec classification : disability creation process

FOUGEYROLLAS, Patrick
et al
1999

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This book presents 'an explanatory model for the causes and consequences of disease, trauma and other disruptions to a person's integrity and development'. It approaches the challenge of creating a classification system from a perspective of social change, human rights and equal opportunities. Specific issues addressed in the book include: the person-environment interaction; positive concepts; disability as the situational result of social participation; extrinsic and intrinsic distinction (or environmental/situational versus personal dimensions); the ethics of applying the classification system in different situations

Disability statistics in the People's Republic of China

QIU, Zhupying
1998

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This paper presents the figures of disabled people in China. To a certain extent it is difficult to collect accurate figures of the total number of people with disabilities. The article presents how disability is classified in China in order to create a clear picture of the situation there. After analysing some surveys collected and conducted previously, a general picture of the total number of people with disabilities will be drawn

Health and environment library modules

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
1997

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This package consists of two components: key documents from international agencies on environmental health and water and sanitation issues; and a set of tools to manage this information, including a list of bibliographical references, and an electronic version of this material accessble in CARDBOX, as text files, or in a MICRO-ISIS compatible format.
Contents: Introduction (WHO/EHG/97.2/INT) -- Environmental health : general issues WHO/EHG/97.2/GEN) -- Environmental epidemiology (WHO/EHG/97.2/EPI) -- Ionizing radiation (WHO/EHG/97.2/ION) -- Annex (WHO/EHG/97.2/annex) -- Food safety (WHO/EHG/97.2/FOOD, 2nd rev. ed.) -- Vector control (WHO/EHG/97.2/VEC, 2nd rev. ed.) -- Water quality, water supply and sanitation (WHO/EHG/97.2/WAT, 2nd rev. ed.)

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