|English title dissertation||Human Functioning in Health Care. The application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).|
|Name PhD (surname first)||Stallinga, H.A.|
|Doctor is (has been) nurse|
|Date of promotion||14/10/2015|
|Promotores||P.F. Roodbol; P.U. Dijkstra.|
The concept of functioning pertains to how people function in everyday life, in the performance of activities, and in the areas of life in which they participate. Functioning is currently increasingly recognized as being crucial to the concept of health as the scope of health care has extended in the last decade beyond curing diseases to the prevention of diseases and the promotion of well-being. Functioning, as described by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF), is the central concept in this thesis. The WHO provides with the ICF an international discipline-independent standard terminology for functioning and a conceptual model of health. In six different studies, application of standard terminology as well as the conceptual model were studied in order to obtain information that is relevant for developing strategies for implementing functioning in health care.