International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
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In·ter·na·tion·al Clas·si·fi·ca·tion of Func·tion·ing, Dis·a·bil·i·ty, and Health(in'tĕr-nash'ŭn-ăl klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn fungk'shŭn-ing dis'ă-bil'i-tē helth)
The World Health Organization's health classification model.
International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health,
An international framework published by the World Health Organization for describing and classifying factors that influence functioning, health, and disability. The ICF replaced the International Classification of Impairment, Disability, and Handicap. It specifies how people cope with health conditions and acknowledges the impact of environmental factors and body structure on levels of activity and social participation.
International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health for Children and Youth,
The World Health Organization's outline of infant, childhood, and adolescent problems in body structure and its functions, and how they impact child development, activity levels, and the ability to function.