Use of the International Classification of Functioning ICF by professionals in the evaluation of people with disabilities in Argentina, 2021
The International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Disability and Health, is an assessment instrument whose main goal is to provide a unified and standardized language, that is, a conceptual framework for the description of health and the states related to it, on people with disabilities. It proposes to evaluate, from a holistic point of view, the various factors that constitute people with disabilities. Although it is a comprehensive tool, from what we will analyze in this paper it is not the primary choice of health professionals who are dedicated to evaluating and promoting therapeutic interventions for people with disabilities. Therefore, if the ICF has been published by the World Health Organization 20 years ago and is used to date by the evaluation boards, it is contradictory that it is not extended as a way of professional preference to evaluate people in a situation of disability.