Volume 11 Supplement 4

Proceedings of What is disability? UN convention on the rights of persons with disability, eligibility criteria and the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health

Proceedings

Edited by Carlo Francescutti, Andrea Simoncello and Luigi Tesio

Publication of this supplement was supported by the Italian Ministry of Health (http://www.salute.gov.it/), Ministry of Labour and Social Policies (http://www.lavoro.gov.it/)

What is disability? UN convention on the rights of persons with disability, eligibility criteria and the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health.

Rome, Italy

19-20 April 2010

  1. Proceedings

    Use of The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework and common language for disability statistics and health information systems

    A common framework for describing functional status information is needed in order to make this information comparable and of value. The World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning,...

    Nenad Kostanjsek

    BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 4):S3

    Published on: 31 May 2011

  2. Proceedings

    Measuring disability and monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: the work of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics

    The Washington Group on Disability Statistics is a voluntary working group made up of representatives of over 100 National Statistical Offices and international, non-governmental and disability organizations t...

    Jennifer H Madans, Mitchell E Loeb and Barbara M Altman

    BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 4):S4

    Published on: 31 May 2011

  3. Proceedings

    Using the ICF in Ireland

    This paper reflects on the use of ICF in Ireland, taking as a case study the experience of the first National Disability Survey (NDS). There were four clear effects in Ireland of using ICF as a framework for t...

    Anne Good

    BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 4):S5

    Published on: 31 May 2011

  4. Proceedings

    Eligibility, the ICF and the UN Convention: Australian perspectives

    The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in Australia, acts as a philosophical and moral statement and framework guiding integrated and strategic policy across the nation. Broad policy agr...

    Ros Madden, Nick Glozier, Elias Mpofu and Gwynnyth Llewellyn

    BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 4):S6

    Published on: 31 May 2011

  5. Proceedings

    "Evaluating the model of classification and valuation of disabilities used in Brazil and defining the elaboration and adoption of a unique model for all the country": Brazilian Interministerial Workgroup Task

    The President of Brazil established an Interministerial Work Group in order to “evaluate the model of classification and valuation of disabilities used in Brazil and to define the elaboration and adoption of a...

    Heloisa Di Nubila, Ana Rita de Paula, Miguel Abud Marcelino and Izabel Maior

    BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 4):S10

    Published on: 31 May 2011

  6. Proceedings

    Description of the person-environment interaction: methodological issues and empirical results of an Italian large-scale disability assessment study using an ICF-based protocol

    There is a connection between the definition of disability in a person-environment framework, the development of appropriate assessment strategies and instruments, and the logic underpinning the organization o...

    Carlo Francescutti, Francesco Gongolo, Andrea Simoncello and Lucilla Frattura

    BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 4):S11

    Published on: 31 May 2011