WHO's Definition of Health and ICF Framework

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What is the definition of health according to the World Health Organization (WHO)?

A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being

What was the original purpose of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)?

To classify causes of death

What was the significance of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) launched in 2001?

It was a paradigm shift towards describing health in a more comprehensive way

What is the term used to describe the interaction of a person with a health condition with the environment?


What is the main parameter of the content model in ICD-11 that integrates 'functioning properties'?

Functioning properties

How many main parameters are there in the content model of ICD-11?


What was recently added to ICD-11?

Codes for chronic pain

Which organization had a consensus on a specific set of functioning properties of chronic pain?


What does IASP stand for?

International Association for the Study of Pain

What is the primary goal of acute pain management?

Achieving no more than mild pain

What are the key components of coding pain severity?

Intensity, distress, and disability

What was the primary objective of the IASP Task Force initiated in 2012?

To develop a new classification of chronic pain

How were the preliminary versions of the classification made available for feedback?

Through international conferences and WHO proposal platform

What was the final step in the development of the chronic pain classification?

Official international field testing by WHO

What is the primary focus of chronic pain syndromes that are considered health conditions in their own right?

Managing the associated emotional distress

When is pain considered a co-diagnosis?

When it requires specific care for the patient

What is the definition of pain according to the ICF?

An unpleasant sensation indicating potential damage to a body structure

What is the main component of disability associated with chronic pain?

All of the above

What is the significance of recognizing chronic pain as a health condition in its own right?

It facilitates treatment pathways for patients

Test your understanding of the World Health Organization's definition of health and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. Learn how the ICF complements the ICD and provides a more comprehensive approach to describing health and well-being.

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