Developing research capacity in human functioning and rehabilitation research from the comprehensive perspective based on the ICF-model

  • Stucki G
  • Reinhardt J
  • Grimby G
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With the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) the World Health Organization (WHO) has prepared the ground for a comprehensive understanding of Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Research integrating the biomedical perspective on impairment with the social model of disability. This poses a number of old and new challenges regarding the enhancement of adequate research capacity. Here the authors will summarize approaches to address these challenges with respect to three areas: the organization of Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Research into distinct scientific fields, the development of suitable academic training programs and the building of university centres and collaboration networks.

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  • PMID: 18762743


  • Gerold Stucki

  • J Reinhardt

  • G Grimby

  • John Melvin

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