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ANDRADE, Peterson Marco de Oliveira; FERREIRA, Fernanda de Oliveira  and  HAASE, Vitor Geraldi. The use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF-WHO) in interdisciplinary care of stroke in childhood: case report. Contextos Clínic [online]. 2009, vol.2, n.1, pp. 27-39. ISSN 1983-3482.

The International Classification of Functionality, Disability, and Health (ICF) was proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a conceptual framework for interdisciplinary health care, involving (a) body structure and function, (b) activities and participation (c) and contextual factors. This paper aims to discuss the use of ICF model in the context of interdisciplinary assessment of a stroke in an adolescent. The methods of this study consist of qualitative assessments, neuropsychological tests, interviews and clinical scales used to assess the adolescent. The results showed that the adolescent functionality profile was comprised by right hemiparesis, postural instability, Broca's aphasia, constructional apraxia (body structure and functions), motivational and learning difficulties, limitations in mobility, communication, self care and domestic life (activities and participation). Four environmental factors were considered as barriers (e310, e320, e360, e385) and six as facilitators (e315, e340, e355, e410, e5801, e165) towards the participant's functionality. It was found that ICF can be used in the clinical practice and rehabilitation planning

Keywords : ICF; pediatric stroke; interdisciplinary work.

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