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CASTANEDA, Luciana; CASTRO, Shamyr Sulyvan de  and  BAHIA, Ligia. Disability Constructs of the Brazilian National Household Survey (PNAD): An analysis based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Rev. bras. estud. popul. [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.2, pp.419-429. ISSN 0102-3098.

The objective of this paper is to identify content common to the (PNAD) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The study is methodologically descriptive. The first stage of the research consisted of the identification of the blocks present in the data collection instrument whose content was related to functioning, disability and health. Next the meaningful content of the blocks and modules were selected. Finally the meaningful contents were extracted and coded for the ICF categories. The most common domains were those related to activities and participation, followed by those of bodily functions. Only one content was related to environmental factors. The study showed that the ICF is a tool with wide applicability in information systems of primary data. Due to its universal language and biopsychosocial perspective, the ICF should be further explored in the field of epidemiology.

Keywords : Health surveys; International Classification of Functioning; Disability and Health; Data collection; Information systems; Epidemiology.

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