Workshop C

INTRODUCTION OF ICF AND WHODAS 2.0 IN REHABILITATION RESEARCH
Prof. Matilde Leonardi, Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Department of Neurology, Public Health and Disability, Milan Italy

What will be the aim of the workshop?
In rehabilitation an holistic view on functioning and disability is necessary to establish an individualized and comprehensive treatment program. The WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) provides a common language to describe individual functioning in a given context suitable for a shared documentation system. Goal setting has become a central component of effective communication and decision-making in rehabilitation practice, both as part of the process and as a person-centred outcome measure for rehabilitation. The WHO DAS 2.0. Disability Assessment Schedule is and ICF derive dinstrument useful to provide a disability score and could be used by multidisciplinary teams.
In this workshop we will highlight some aspects of ICF and WHO DAS 2.0 relevant for multidisciplinary team building and coordination and for using the ICF and WHO DAS 2.0 in the context of rehabilitation; how to describe individual levels of functioning and disability and to set treatment goals as well as to identify barriers and facilitators to individual functioning and health.

Target group:
Rehabilitation professionals (Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Speech therapists, Psychologists, Vocational rehabilitation therapists, and Physicians) and PhD students who are interested in disability and functioning classification and assessment with World Health Organization’sTools.

Methods:
Power point presentation, presentation of a case vignette coded with ICF, interactive meeting with debate method.
About the Speaker
Matilde Leonardi, Neurologist , Paediatrician,
Director of Neurology, Public Health, Disability Unit and Coma Research Centre    
Director Italian WHO Collaborating Centre-Research Branch Besta
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
Co-Chair WHO Functioning and Disability Reference Group
Neurologist, paediatrician, neonatologist, child neurologist. Specialized in Bioethics. As Director of Unit at National Neurological Institute Besta is developing and carrying out research projects related to neurology, chronic diseases and employment, disability, ageing, public health, ICF (WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) and WHO-DAS 2.0, neurorehabilitation and burden of neurological disorders. Her activity in the field of disorders of consciousness allow to have between the worldwide largest epidemiological database on this type of patients. She is a WHO expert on disability and ageing, co-chair of the WHO-FIC (Family of International Classifications) Functioning and Disability Reference Group- FDRG and Director of the Italian WHO Collaborating Centre Research Branch. Since 1995, she has been working with the WHO on ICF development and implementation and has been co-chair of the WHO ICF children’s group for ICF-CY children’s version development. Co-ordinator and partner of several, EU- and non EU-funded research projects. EFRR Council Member.