Exploring changes over time in habilitation professionals' perceptions and applications of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, version for Children and Youth (ICF-CY).
2010 (English)In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, ISSN 1650-1977, Vol. 42, no 7, 670-678 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study explored how professionals in inter-disciplinary teams perceived the implementation of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, version for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) in Swedish habilitation services.
Descriptive longitudinal mixed-methods design.
Following participation in a 2-day in-service training on the ICF-CY, 113 professionals from 14 interdisciplinary teams described their perceptions of the implementation of the ICF-CY at 3 consecutive time-points: during in-service training, after 1 year, and after 2.5 years.
Implementation of the ICF-CY in daily work focused on assessment and habilitation planning and required adaptations of routines and materials. The ICF-CY was perceived as useful in supporting analyses and in communication about children's needs. Professionals also perceived it as contributing to new perspectives on problems and a sharpened focus on participation.
Professionals indicated that the ICF-CY enhanced their awareness of families' views of child participation, which corresponded to organizational goals for habilitation services. An implementation finding was a lack of tools fitting the comprehensive ICF-CY perspective. The study points to the need for ICF-CY-based assessment and intervention methods focusing on child participation
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 42, no 7, 670-678 p.
Adolescent, child, disability, classification, ICF-CY, implementation, habilitation, interdisciplinary
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-131835DOI: 10.2340/16501977-0586ISI: 000280240100010PubMedID: 20603698OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-131835DiVA: diva2:355705