Abbreviations WHO --Wordl Health Organization HRQOL --health-related quality of life OHRQOL --oral health-related quality of life C-OIDP --Child Oral Impact on Daily Performance ICIDH
--International Classification of Impairment, Disabilities and Handicaps CPQ --Child Perception Questionnaire COHIP --Child Oral Health Impact Profile OIDP --Oral Impact on Daily Performance DOI: 10.2298/MPNS1702012B
In 2001, WHO (2001; AIHW 2002) endorsed the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to replace the ICIDH
. Contrary to the ICIDH
, the ICF recognises disability as a multi-dimensional experience by merging the social and individual approaches of disability relating to:
Similarly to the situation in Australia and Canada, two survey runs, in 1996/97 and again in 2001 were based on the ICIDH
. New Zealand's most recent disability survey was conducted in 2006 and was revised to reflect the ICF.
* Healthcare needs (Wynia, 2002): This questionnaire contained items derived from three themes of the ICIDH
: body functions and structures, activities and participation, and environmental factors.
24-25) developed the International Classification of Impairment, Disabilities, and Handicaps (ICIDH
1997 'The measure of the quality of environment' ICIDH
and Environmental Factors International Network 9, 32-39
In this article, we want to briefly describe the extensive international developmental process that lead to the revision of the original International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH
) (World Health Organization, 1980) and produced the ICF.
Average handicap here is based on the disability defined according to the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps (ICIDH
)  living in an "average social milieu" .
The World Health Organization (WHO) will use the information gathered to revise its International Classification of Impairment, Disability, and Handicap (ICIDH
The World Health Organisation's International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH
) is a descriptive schema which could potentially meet this need.
Measurement of social harm in surveys and special studies should be related to existing and forthcoming classifications such as the WHO International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH
, currently under revision).