Impairment of body structure
Glossary Item Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Impairments of body structure are problems in body structure such as a loss or significant departure from population standards or averages.
|Context:||Body structures are classified in ICF in neutral terms. To indicate that there is a problem with a body structure requires the use of the body structures code for the structure affected and the impairment extent code to denote the extent or magnitude of the problem.|
The impairment nature and impairment location codes can be used to expand the description of a problem with a body structure.
Source and reference attributes
World Health Organization (WHO) 2001. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Geneva: WHO
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Body structures code (ICF 2001) N[NNNN]
Extent of environmental factors influence code (ICF 2001) [X]N
Impairment extent code (ICF 2001) N
Impairment nature code (ICF 2001) N
Person—body structure, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNNN]