ICF – refers to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The ICF, which was approved by the World Health Assembly in 2001, is a conceptual model and classification system that comprehensively describes the functioning of patients. The ICF recognizes the environmental factors and personal factors that may influence the level of functioning and societal involvement of patients. The ICF is also a classification system which describes functioning of patients using so-called ICF categories or “descriptors”.

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