2015 Volume 53 Issue 2 Pages 97-105
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) establishes a standard language and framework for describing health and health-related states, including the interaction of body function and structure, activity and participation, and environmental factors (World Health Organization, 2001). However, in practice, it is difficult to use the ICF because it has many items, and the evaluation is complex. In the present study, ICF core sets were developed for people with severe intellectual disabilities, and the usefulness of these sets was examined by a model case evaluation. The ICF core sets consisted of body function (45 items), body structure (15 items), activity and participation (43 items), and environmental factors (11 items). A model case evaluation supported the usefulness of these core sets, particularly in terms of understanding the entire picture of the individual being rated and sharing information with other staff.