Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
These data elements are used together to assess the functional status of a person across a range of life areas, leading to a classification of 'Activity limitation' under the Standardised disability flag .
The activity and participation need for assistance cluster combines the two data elements:
Collection and usage attributes
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The data elements in this cluster are collected to help assess access to and use of mainstream services by people with varying levels of support need. It is the respondent’s perception about whether a long-term health condition or disability restricts their everyday activities that is important.
It is expected that for children aged 5–14 years, the items in this cluster would be collected from a proxy (parent/guardian/teacher answering on the child's behalf).
This data cluster is designed for the whole mainstream population and should be used to collect information from the respondent or a proxy/carer answering on their behalf. Note that all people, both adults and children, are in scope for the Standardised Disability Flag questions. The cluster is seeking to identify the extent to which, due to a long-term health condition or disability, a respondent cannot undertake everyday activities that other people in a similar age group would normally be able to carry out. Explain to the respondent that the question is asked in the context of a long-term health condition or disability that has lasted, or is expected to last, 6 months or more. The responses are phrased in response to the question 'For each of the following activities, do you need help/supervision, have difficulty, or use aids/equipment/medications? (choose one answer for each row)'.
Also required is the following standard preamble to the question:
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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See also Activity and participation need for assistance cluster (disability flag prisoner health)
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