For several years, the evaluation of the results and impact of the process of adaptation-rehabilitation and social integration of people with disabilities has been a major concern of both clinical and research communities. The publication of the International Classification of Functionning, Disability and Health by the World Health Organization in 1980 initiated an important international reflection on the precision of concepts related to the consequences of disease and injury. This helped to highlight the importance of having appropriate assessment instruments corresponding to the three conceptual areas of the model.
Life-H is a questionnaire that collects information on all the lifestyle habits that a person achieves in their environment (e.g., home, workplace/study, neighborhood). The purpose of the questionnaire is to ensure the survival and development of persons with disabilities and disabilities in society throughout their lives. In other words, the instrument measures the respondent’s perception, in relation to the level of achievement of lifestyle habits and satisfaction.
This self-administered instrument is useful for the collection of relevant information in several areas concerning rehabilitation and social integration; including direct intervention, clinical intervention planning, epidemiology, research and program management. Translated into 15 languages, it is offered by the Réseau international sur le Processus de production du handicap (RIPPH).