Measuring Disability - the Role of the ICIDH

Duckworth, C. (1995) Measuring Disability - the Role of the ICIDH. Disability and Rehabilitation, 17 (7). pp. 338-343. ISSN 0963-8288. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The ICIDH definition of disability has ensured that disability is treated as a continuous variable and therefore as a measurable concept. Even though the suggestions made in the ICIDH for the measurement of severity of disability are applicable only in certain contexts, the ICIDH classification of disabilities, when used flexibly, contributes greatly to the identification of the disabilities whose severities should be measured in both rehabilitation medicine and health interview surveys. There is still a great need to identify and devise instruments which measure the severity of many particular disabilities to an appropriate level of accuracy. Nevertheless, as the reduction of handicap is the ultimate aim of both health service planning and rehabilitation medicine, it is right that the description and measurement of handicap should be the first priority.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: ICIDH; MEASUREMENT
Subjects: A General Works
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 16:04
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2009 16:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19504 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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