oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Field trial of ICF version for children and youth (ICF-CY) in Sweden: logical coherence, developmental issues and clinical use
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences.
Jönköping Univ, Sch Hlth Sci, Jönköping, Sweden.
Jönköping Univ, Sch Educ & Commun, Jönköping, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Developmental Neurorehabilitation, ISSN 1751-8423, E-ISSN 1751-8431, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 3-11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: For ICF-CY to be used in clinical practice several issues have to be resolved concerning the logical coherence in the model, developmental and functional issues as well as clinical feasibility. Purpose: The aim is to investigate feasibility of ICF-CY as expressed by ICF-CY questionnaires in assessment prior to intervention. 

Methods: One hundred and thirty-nine professionals working with intervention for children with disabilities used ICF-CY questionnaires in assessment. The professionals rated and commented on the feasibility of ICF-CY and ICF-CY questionnaire. Logical coherence, developmental issues and clinical use were investigated. 

Results: The logical coherence on component level was good (KMO = 0.126, p<0.005). To investigate developmental and functional issues in the model children, four age groups were compared with the help of one-way ANOVA. Significant differences were found between children younger than 3 and children 3-6 and 7-12 in four chapters in the component Activities/Participation. Professionals consider that ICF-CY is feasible in intervention but experience difficulties when using the components and qualifiers in the ICF-CY and suggest changes. 

Discussion: ICF-CY as expressed in ICF-CY questionnaires is a feasible tool in assessment and intervention. However, several issues can be developed and discussed to facilitate implementation of ICF-CY in clinical practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2009. Vol. 12, no 1, p. 3-11
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Disability Research
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-22668DOI: 10.1080/17518420902777001ISI: 000207787600002PubMedID: 19283529OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-22668DiVA, id: diva2:523486
Available from: 2012-04-25 Created: 2012-04-25 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Applicability of the ICF-CY to describe functioning and environment of children with disabilities
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Applicability of the ICF-CY to describe functioning and environment of children with disabilities
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the thesis, with four empirical studies, was to explore the applicability of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, version for children and youth (ICF-CY) to describe functioning and environment of children with disabilities. The components and categories in the ICF-CY were explored by studying items in ICF-CY based questionnaires in studies I and II and by linking texts of individual habilitation plans to the ICF-CY in studies III and IV. Professionals’ perceptions of the applicability of the ICF-CY and the ICFCY questionnaire were investigated in study II. In study IV changes in focus on ICF-CY components in documentation of individual habilitation plans were explored after in-service training in the ICF-CY. Studies I and II found variations in ratings of questionnaire items based on the performance qualifier in component Activities and participation. The variations may be explained by the context in which ratings were made and by expectations and perceptions of those who made ratings. The results indicated challenges in constructing universal measures of the performance qualifier. The studies also indicated limitations in the use of items based on Environmental factors, when used separately from items in Activities and participation. Studies II and III found that the categories in the components Body functions and Activities and participation were interrelated. Study III indicated challenges in describing family situation and children’s psychosocial environment in the Environmental factors. In study II the professionals described advantages and challenges in the use of the ICFCY and suggested necessary changes to the ICF-CY questionnaire. Study IV found that the professionals in child and youth habilitation described children’s functioning more precisely and in more detail after in-service training. Overall, the results suggest both advantages and challenges of the ICFCY when used to describe functioning and environment of children with disabilities. The results call for a need of a combined use of the categories from all the ICF-CY the components.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2012. p. 83
Series
Studies from The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, ISSN 1650-1128 ; 41
Keywords
ICF-CY, children with disabilities, classification, functioning, environment, functional approach
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Disability Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-22591 (URN)978-91-7668-864-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2012-05-25, Sal Kappa, Mälardalens högskola, Västerås, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2012-04-19 Created: 2012-04-19 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed
By organisation
School of Health and Medical Sciences
In the same journal
Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 395 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf