Application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to people with dysphagia following non-surgical head and neck cancer management.

Nund, Rebecca, Scarinci, Nerina, Cartmill, Bena, Ward, Elizabeth, Kuipers, Pim and Porceddu, Sandro (2014) Application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to people with dysphagia following non-surgical head and neck cancer management.. Dysphagia, 29 6: 692-703. doi:10.1007/s00455-014-9563-4


Author Nund, Rebecca
Scarinci, Nerina
Cartmill, Bena
Ward, Elizabeth
Kuipers, Pim
Porceddu, Sandro
Title Application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to people with dysphagia following non-surgical head and neck cancer management.
Journal name Dysphagia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0179-051X
1432-0460
Publication date 2014-08-07
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00455-014-9563-4
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 6
Start page 692
End page 703
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Language eng
Abstract The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) is an internationally recognized framework which allows its user to describe the consequences of a health condition on an individual in the context of their environment. With growing recognition that dysphagia can have broad ranging physical and psychosocial impacts, the aim of this paper was to identify the ICF domains and categories that describe the full functional impact of dysphagia following non-surgical head and neck cancer (HNC) management, from the perspective of the person with dysphagia. A secondary analysis was conducted on previously published qualitative study data which explored the lived experiences of dysphagia of 24 individuals with self-reported swallowing difficulties following HNC management. Categories and sub-categories identified by the qualitative analysis were subsequently mapped to the ICF using the established linking rules to develop a set of ICF codes relevant to the impact of dysphagia following HNC management. The 69 categories and sub-categories that had emerged from the qualitative analysis were successfully linked to 52 ICF codes. The distribution of these codes across the ICF framework revealed that the components of Body Functions, Activities and Participation, and Environmental Factors were almost equally represented. The findings confirm that the ICF is a valuable framework for representing the complexity and multifaceted impact of dysphagia following HNC. This list of ICF codes, which reflect the diverse impact of dysphagia associated with HNC on the individual, can be used to guide more holistic assessment and management for this population.
Keyword Deglutition
Deglutition Disorders
Head and Neck Cancer
Radiotherapy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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