Mapping SAGE questionnaire to the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)

Alberto Raggi, Rui Quintas, Emanuela Russo, Andrea Martinuzzi, Daniela Costardi, Giovanni Battista Frisoni, Maria Grazia Franco, Alessandra Andreotti, Matti Ojala, Sebastián Peña, Jaime Perales, Somnath Chatterji, Marta Miret, Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk, Seppo Koskinen, Lucilla Frattura, Matilde Leonardi

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The collaborative research on ageing in Europe protocol was based on that of the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) project that investigated the relationship between health and well-being and provided a set of instruments that can be used across countries to monitor health and health-related outcomes of older populations as well as the strategies for addressing issues concerning the ageing process. To evaluate the degree to which SAGE protocol covered the spectrum of disability given the scope of the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a mapping exercise was performed with SAGE protocol. Results show that the SAGE protocol covers ICF domains in a non-uniform way, with environmental factors categories being underrepresented, whereas mental, cardiovascular, sensory functions and mobility were overrepresented. To overcome this partial coverage of ICF functioning categories, new assessment instruments have been developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • COURAGE in Europe Project
  • ICF
  • Linking
  • SAGE Questionnaire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Medicine(all)


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