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Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2009 Jun;23(5):464-7. doi: 10.1177/1545968308328725. Epub 2009 Feb 12.

Developing core sets for persons with traumatic brain injury based on the international classification of functioning, disability, and health.

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Brain Injury Unit, Institut Guttmann, Neurorehabilitation Hospital, Barcelona, Spain.


The authors outline the process for developing the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) Core Sets for traumatic brain injury (TBI). ICF Core Sets are selections of categories of the ICF that identify relevant categories of patients affected by specific diseases. Comprehensive and brief ICF Core Sets for TBI should become useful for clinical practice and for research. The final definition of the ICF Core Sets for TBI will be determined at an ICF Core Sets Consensus Conference, which will integrate evidence from preliminary studies. The development of ICF Core Sets is an inclusive and open process and rehabilitation professionals are invited to participate.

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