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Kenji Wong
24 July 2021
How to measure disability?

How to measure disability?

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Lily Tang
23 July 2021

Good luck.

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Kenji Wong
23 July 2021

It’s really helpful!

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Lily Tang
23 July 2021

Measuring disability has proven problematic mainly due to the use of differing definitions and parameters. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF) describes the outcome of disability at three different levels (WHO, 2001). Firstly, as an impairment of a body function or structure; secondly; in terms of limitations of activities; and, finally, in terms of participation restrictions. This framework acknowledges the complexity of defining disability and has great potential for the collection of meaningful disability data.

WHO (2001). International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), Geneva: WHO.

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