Headache in the International Classification of Functioning, Disease and Health (ICF)

Global Campaign against Headache

Headache in the International Classification of Functioning, Disease and Health (ICF)

The International Classification of Functioning, Disease and Health (ICF), a classification system for disease-related disability, was endorsed by the 191 WHO Member States in the 54th World Health Assembly, 2001. It describes the consequences of living with disease by taking into account the social aspects of disability and the interactions between disability and environmental factors. It has a potentially important role in describing burden of disease which is likely to become increasingly recognised.

There is no question-set that allows headache-related disability to be classified under ICF. We are leading the collaborative and consultative processes to remedy this omission.

Collaborators:

  • A Cieza, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, and Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians University (IHRSLMU), Munich, Germany

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