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

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

Glossary of sexual and reproductive health terms


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An issue as sensitive as sexual and reproductive health needs a careful and conscientious language. This glossary seeks to provide guidance in the choice of words we use and what we mean by them. It enables users to search hundreds of terms for up-to-date definitions

Road crash : not road "accident"


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This leaflet highlights the misuse of the term ‘accident’ in describing road crashes and advocates for road safety as a public health issue. This briefing was updated for the first UN Global Safety week. It is useful to anyone interested in road crashes and road safety

Glossary of Microfinance Terms|Glossaire bilingue des termes de la microfinance

January 2007

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The glossary provides the English and French equivalents for more than 1,500 terms related to microfinance, with some definitions in French . The main areas covered are technical accounting / management, finance and audit terms tailored to microfinance institutions, as well as the impact of microfinance services. It would be useful for microfinance practitioners

UNESCO guidelines on language and content in HIV- and AIDS-related materials

January 2006

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This document contains guidelines on the use of language and content in HIV- and AIDS-related documents and contexts. As stigma and discrimination are often attached to the disease, the use of culturally-sensitive and appropriate terminology and ethical considerations in the production of materials are vital. Contains seven tables addressing commonly used terminology; stigmatising terms and expressions; culturally sensitive language; precision and differentiation of certain terms; cultural issues and practices; audio and visual content. Table 5 presents some specific examples. Each problematic term or approach is briefly discussed and provided with an alternative/preferred substitute. These guidelines are an essential tool for anyone working in the field of HIV and AIDS

HIV/AIDS media guide


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This brief guide offers advice to journalists on appropriate language and reporting on HIV/AIDS. It encourages the use of accurate terminology and reporting that contributes to the dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS, and vulnerable and marginalised communities. Although produced for a Canadian audience it has global relevance

What is e-health (5) : a research agenda for eHealth through stakeholder consultation and policy context review

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November 2005

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This article reports a study that explored the concerns of professional and lay stakeholders regarding future developments of eHealth in the UK and reviewed relevant policy to produce recommendations for eHealth research. It concludes that the scope of eHealth research (grouped under four headings: using, processing, sharing, controlling information) derived empirically from this study corresponds with 'textbook' descriptions of informatics. Stakeholders would like eHealth research to include outcomes such as improved health or quality of life, but such research may be long term while changes in information technology are rapid. Longer-term research questions need to be concerned with human behavior and our use of information, rather than particular technologies A parallel literature review was carried out by others and has been reported elsewhere

What is e-health (3) : a systematic review of published definitions

OH, Hans
RIZO, Carlos
ENKIN, Murray
JADAD, Alejandro
February 2005

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While recognising the impossibility of finding a universally acceptable, universally applicable formal definition of e-health, the authors of this article believe that a clearer understanding of the term could be achieved by reviewing the range of proposed meanings. In this paper, they systematically search the literature for definitions which have been published to date, in order to determine the contexts or settings in which the term 'e-health' has been used

What is e-health (4) : a scoping exercise to map the field

PAGLIARI, Claudia 
SLOAN, David 
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February 2005

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Lack of consensus on the meaning of e-health has led to uncertainty among academics, policymakers, providers and consumers. This project was commissioned in light of the rising profile of the topic on the international policy agenda and the emerging UK National Programme for Information Technology (now called Connecting for Health) and related developments in the UK National Health Service. It examined multiple databases of abstracts to identify published definitions of the concept

What is e-heatlh?

June 2001

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This article aims to provide a broad definition of 'e-health' for the academic environment, acknowledging that it must encompass more than simply 'the internet' and 'medicine'. Ten key issues are identified as being related to e-health, each of which has been or will be addressed within the Journal of Medical Internet Research

What is e-health (2) : the death of telemedicine?

DELLA MEA, Vincenzo

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This article examines whether there may be key differences between the terms 'telemedicine' and 'e-health', and whether each may mean different things to different people. The academic versus the business view is also explored

A deafblindness web resource

May 2000

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This website, owned by an individual, hosts a wealth of information on deafblindness and explains terminology and syndromes. It refers to journals and periodicals, videos about deafblindness and equipment. Internet resources are also listed

Disease, illness and health : theoretical models of the disablement process

Minaire, P

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Handicap is the result of a process of disablement whose origin is a pathological condition (disease). According to some definitions of health (eg a state of complete physical, mental and social well- being), the classical biomedical concept is too restrictive to cover all the consequences of disease. New models have been proposed: the impairment-disability-handicap model presented by WHO, the situational handicap model, and the quality-of-life model. A unifying schema of the disablement process includes these concepts and provides a useful way of analysing the consequences of disease. Factors that modify the disablement process can be identified by their respective impacts, and provide operational guidelines for public health interventions.

Inclusive Education (IE)


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This website contains material on inclusive education geared towards the Asia-Pacific region. Many UNESCO documents can be downloaded from this website, including some in Indonesian. It includes sections on 'thematic issues' in Inclusive Education such as policy and legislation, curriculum development and Education for All. The website also has links to other international organisations and to international guidelines, and information on UNESCO events in the region


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