International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health core set for vision loss: A discussion paper and invitation

Lorenzo Billiet*, Dominique van de Velde, Olga Overbury, Ruth M. A. van Nispen

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The World Health Organization created the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to provide a common framework to understand and describe functioning and disability. To make the ICF more applicable for everyday use, an ICF core set can be developed. We are going to reduce the entire ICF of 1400 categories to essential categories that can be used in a specific health context. These ICF core sets are created through a scientific process based on preparatory studies and the involvement of a multidisciplinary group of experts. The aim of this project is the development of an internationally accepted, evidence-based and valid ICF core set for irreversible vision loss. This article describes the process that is followed in detail and invites stakeholders to participate in the development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-116
Journal British Journal of Visual Impairment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

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