ICIDH-2 Beta-1 Draft for Field Trials, June 1997

IMPORTANT

This document is issued for field trial purposes. The classification is undergoing systematic field trials and is subject to further consultation. The final version is planned to be published in 1999.

Please note that the title of the classification has been changed from
ICIDH: International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps
to
ICIDH-2: International Classification of Impairments, Activities, and Participation.

    The reason for this change is *to avoid the negative connotations of certain of the terms previously used. Thus the term "disability" has been replaced by a neutral term "activity" and negative circumstances in this dimension are described as "activity limitation." Similarly, "handicap" has been replaced by "participation," and negative circumstances in this dimension are described as "participation restriction." The rationale of these changes is further explained in the Introduction. Please let us have your comments and suggestions regarding the title of the classification, the naming of the dimensions, and the use of the related terms, as well as other comments on the ICIDH-2 Beta-1 Draft on the "Feedback Form" provided in the appendix or on the Internet at the following address:
http://www.who.ch/icidh

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    ICIDH-2: International Classification of Impairments, Activities, and Participation. A Manual of Dimensions of Disablement and Functioning. Beta-1 draft for field trials.
World Health Organization, Geneva, 1997.

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