An easy WHO Checklist for Disability and Health

Here, you can find alleged the ICF CHECK LIST 2016 (pdf), not only for medical or professional purposes as much for a personal acknowledgement of your situation and to what could give you access to any needs or opportunities.

The first international classification edition, known as the International List of Causes of Death, was adopted by the International Statistical Institute in 1893. WHO was entrusted with the ICD at its creation in 1948 and it has been revised and published in a series of editions to reflect advances in health and medical science over time. ICD-10 was endorsed in May 1990 by the Forty-third World Health Assembly. It is cited in more than 20,000 scientific articles and used by more than 100 countries around the world.

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more commonly as ICF, is a classification of health and health-related domains. As the functioning and disability of an individual occurs in a context, ICF also includes a list of environmental factors. ICF is the WHO framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels. ICF was officially endorsed by all 191 WHO Member States in the Fifty-fourth World Health Assembly on 22 May 2001 (resolution WHA 54.21) as the international standard to describe and measure health and disability.

WHO developed a ICF Checklist too, that is a practical tool to elicit and record information on the functioning and disability of an individual. This information can be summarized for case records (for example, in clinical practice or social work).

ICF – and more easil the ICF Checklist – are organized to help the respondent to focus on his or her capacity to do a task or action, and in particular to focus on limitations in capacity that are inherent or intrinsic features of the person themselves, as mobility, self care, domestic life, interpersonal interactions, major life areas, community, social and civic life.