The ICF interactive model A person’s functioning or disability is conceived as a dynamic interaction between health conditions and environmental and personal factors (WHO 2001:6 and see Figure 1). Functioning and disability are both multidimensional concepts. Disability is the umbrella term for any or all of: an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities, or a restriction in participation.


The ICF interactive model 

Examples of ICF content 


Classification within components 


Applying ICF codes 

What next for the ICF? 

ICF history - the ICIDH and its redevelopment