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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

2009AA International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) Source Information

Authority
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) is produced by the World Health Organization (WHO).
ICF-CY is part of the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC).

Purpose
ICF-CY was created to provide a common language to document and measure the health and disability of child and youth populations.

Description
ICF-CY is derived from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). For more information about ICF in the Metathesaurus, see the ICF source synopsis.

ICF-CY is a standard language for children’s health, education and social services. It is used to record the characteristics of child development, the environmental factors affecting child development, and developmental delays.

Audience
ICF-CY can be used by health care providers and consumers.

Educators, researchers and policy makers may find ICF-CY to be useful as a common language for clinical and research applications.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
ICF-CY is a new source in the 2009AA Metathesaurus release.

Sites Consulted

  1. WHO: World Health Organization [Internet]. Geneva: World Health Organization; c2009. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth Version. ICF-CY; [cited Apr 08]. Available from: http://www.who.int/bookorders/anglais/detart1.jsp?sesslan=1&codlan=1&codcol=15&codcch=716; WHO publishes new standard for documenting the health of children and youth: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2007/pr59/en/.