SAC Audiology Event Webcast: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): What it Is and How It Can Be Used in Clinical Practice and in Research (2021)

Sarah Granberg, PhD, Registered Audiologist
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Presented by Sarah Granberg, PhD, Registered Audiologist

This lecture will focus on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) which was endorsed by the WHO in 2001. The ICF is a conceptual model and a classification system for health issues including impairment, activity, participation and environmental and personal contextual factors as components of functioning. It can be used in both clinical practice and in research. Interest in the ICF has emerged during the last decade and it is now viewed as an essential part of a person-centered approach to audiological rehabilitation. This lecture will highlight how the ICF can be used in clinical practice and in research, and how different types of health data can be interpreted from an ICF perspective for planning and evaluating rehabilitation. Examples from different research projects in relation to the ICF will be presented and discussed. No previous knowledge of the ICF is required.

Learning objectives: 

• Basic knowledge of the ICF conceptual model and classification
• How to merge (link) different types of data to the ICF classification
• How to incorporate ICF in clinical practice


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