The use of the ICF in speech-language pathology research: Towards a research agenda

Worrall, L. and Hickson, L. (2008) The use of the ICF in speech-language pathology research: Towards a research agenda. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10 1&2: 72-77. doi:10.1080/17549500701852148

Author Worrall, L.
Hickson, L.
Title The use of the ICF in speech-language pathology research: Towards a research agenda
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9515
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17549500701852148
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 1&2
Start page 72
End page 77
Total pages 6
Editor McLeod, S.
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject C1
920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Abstract The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) facilitates a wide range of research in speech-language pathology. In addition to framing the development of assessment tools and evaluating interventions, the ICF can also be used to evaluate concepts such as third party disability or environmental factors that prevent or facilitate communication accessibility. In this paper, a model proposed by Stucki and Grimby is used to describe research on a continuum from basic to professional, and from cell to society. We translate this model to speech-language pathology by using examples from our programme of research in the Communication Disability Centre. The model also allows the identification of broad gaps in speech-language pathology research to date. The paper concludes with recommendations for a research agenda for the ICF in speech-language pathology. In particular, it is argued that unless speech-language pathology researchers fully understand the constructs of the ICF as applied to communication disability, valid measures for professional practice research cannot be developed.
Keyword Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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