Linking COURAGE in Europe Built Environment instrument to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY)

Koutsogeorgou, Eleni, Quintas, Rui, Raggi, Alberto, Bucciarelli, Paola, Cerniauskaite, Milda and Leonardi, Matilde (2012) Linking COURAGE in Europe Built Environment instrument to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY). Maturitas, 73 (3). pp. 218-224. ISSN 0378-5122

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES:
The aim of the paper is to prove that the COURAGE in Europe Built Environment (CBE) instrument selected items are relevant to health and disability assessment and evaluation.

STUDY DESIGN:
The two lists of the CBE preliminary items--outdoor checklist and self-reported questionnaire--were linked to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) through established linking rules.

RESULTS:
The pool of the CBE 162 preliminary items were linked to a total of 184 categories of ICF-CY, and belonged mainly to two out of the four of the ICF-CY components. Fifteen of the items were not linked to any category of the ICF-CY classification at all. The linking process showed that more than 90% of CBE preliminary items were linked to ICF-CY categories and more than 4/5 of them were linked to the ICF-CY component of environmental factors.

CONCLUSION:
The fact that most of the linked CBE preliminary items referred to few ICF categories, on one hand showed that the ICF framework encompasses a lot of different aspects related to functioning and disability; on the other hand ICF categories are not very detailed for a comprehensive description of the built environment features.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT0101 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology > HT0170 Urban renewal. Urban development
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
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Depositing User: Eleni Koutsogeorgou
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 15:50
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 15:50
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79708
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