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

Eleni Koutsogeorgou, Rui Quintas, Alberto Raggi, Paola Bucciarelli, Milda Cerniauskaite, Matilde Leonardi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalMaturitas
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Built environment
  • Disability
  • Europe
  • ICF-CY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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