Journal article

The use of the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) in indigenous healthcare: a systematic literature review

Vanessa M Alford, Louisa J Remedios, Gillian R Webb, Shaun Ewen

International Journal for Equity in Health | BMC | Published : 2013

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) was endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2001 to obtain a comprehensive perspective of health and functioning of individuals and groups. Health disparities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and there is a need to understand the health experiences of Indigenous communities from Indigenous Australian's perspectives in order to develop and implement culturally appropriate and effective intervention strategies to improve Indigenous health. This systematic review examines the literature to identify the extent and context of use of the ICF in Indigenous healthcare, to prov..

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