The OMERACT-ICF reference group: Integrating the ICF into the OMERACT process: Opportunities and challenges

Annelies Boonen, Gerold Stucki, Walter Maksymowych, Anne Christine Rat, Ruben Escorpizo, Maarten Boers, Dorcas Beaton, Clifton Bingham, Philip Conaghan, Oliver Distler, James Fries, Dan Furst, Philip Mease, Daniel Riddle, Ralph Schumacher, Vibeke Strand, Will Taylor, David Williams

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Abstract

At OMERACT 8 in May 2006 in Malta, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) was introduced as a universal model and a universal classification to describe human functioning. The potential usefulness of the ICF for the OMERACT process was highlighted and reported in a position paper following the OMERACT 8 meeting. Since then representatives of several OMERACT working groups with an interest in the ICF joined an OMERACT-ICF reference group. Most members had experience with the ICF and worked further to integrate the ICF into OMERACT. We describe the main roles of the ICF in the OMERACT process and the challenges when practice confronts theory. The Journal of Rheumatology

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2057-2060
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume36
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Function
  • Health status
  • International classification of functioning, disability and health
  • Musculoskeletal disease
  • OMERACT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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    Boonen, A., Stucki, G., Maksymowych, W., Rat, A. C., Escorpizo, R., Boers, M., Beaton, D., Bingham, C., Conaghan, P., Distler, O., Fries, J., Furst, D., Mease, P., Riddle, D., Schumacher, R., Strand, V., Taylor, W., & Williams, D. (2009). The OMERACT-ICF reference group: Integrating the ICF into the OMERACT process: Opportunities and challenges. Journal of Rheumatology, 36(9), 2057-2060. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.090357