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Development of the Korean version of ICF e-Learning tool
J Kor Phys Ther 2019;31(2):88-93
Published online April 30, 2019;
© 2019 The Korea Society of Physical Therapy.

HaeJung Lee, JuMin Song

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Welfare, Silla University, Busan, Korea
JuMin Song, E-mail
Received March 18, 2019; Revised April 22, 2019; Accepted April 28, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distribute under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License (Http:// which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution,and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Purpose: The aim of the study was to develop a Korean version of an ICF e-Learning tool (KICF e-Learning tool).
Methods: The process of translation and adaptation of the ICF e-Learning tool was followed: two translators developed the Korean versions independently, and a consensus version of the translation was then produced. An expert committee, which was composed of five experts from physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and social welfare, reviewed the consensus Korean version to make a beta version of the tool. A field test was conducted to determine if the Korean version of the tool was easy to understand and suitable to use in ICF learning. Feedback from the field test were used for the final adaptation of the KICF e-Learning tool.
Results: One-hundred and twenty-six volunteers (40 males and 76 females) were invited to examine the KICF e-Learning tool. The participants reported various levels of ICF knowledge from none to very good. Forty-eight participants reported no knowledge of ICF. The majority of participants (n=84) reported that Korean terms or expression in the tool were easy to understand and one-hundred fourteen participants would recommend the tool to another person. The Korean cases would be helpful for a Korean audience to study the ICF using the tool.
Conclusion: The KICF e-Learning tool was developed and is ready for use by the public for the consistency of ICF education. On the other hand, development of an advanced module will be needed.
Keywords : ICF e-Learning tool, ICF, education

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