AffiliationICF FDRG - Task Group Ethics and Human Rights. firstname.lastname@example.org
MeSHActivities of Daily Living
International Classification of Diseases
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CitationUsing the ICF in Ireland. 2011, 11 Suppl 4:S5 BMC Public Health
JournalBMC public health
AbstractThis paper reflects on the use of ICF in Ireland, taking as a case study the experience of the first National Disability Survey (NDS). There were four clear effects in Ireland of using ICF as a framework for the NDS: a) that a broader range of people with disabilities was encompassed; b) that the environmental factors included from the ICF were comprehensive and policy relevant; c) that both barriers and facilitators were incorporated into the model; and d) that a focus on research ethics was encouraged. Some general conclusions regarding the benefits and limitations of ICF based on this experience are also drawn.