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Person—extent of impairment of body function, code (ICF 2001) N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termImpairment of body function
METeOR identifier:Help on this term320138
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 29/11/2006
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006
Definition:Help on this term

A person's degree of impairment in a specified body function, as represented by a code. 

Context:Help on this termHuman functioning and disability
Data Element Concept:Person—extent of impairment of body function

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health 2001
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0No impairment
1Mild impairment
2Moderate impairment
3Severe impairment
4Complete impairment
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Not specified
9Not applicable

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This metadata item contributes to the definition of the concept 'Disability' and gives an indication of the experience of disability for a person.

Impairments of body structure or body function are problems in body structure or function such as a loss or significant departure from population standards or averages.

CODE 0     No impairment

Used when there is no significant variation from accepted population standards in the biomedical status of the body structure or its functions [0-4%].

CODE 1     Mild impairment

Used when there is a slight or low variation from accepted population standards in the biomedical status of the body structure or its functions [5-24%].

CODE 2     Moderate impairment

Used when there is a medium (significant but not severe) variation from accepted population standards in the biomedical status of the body structure or its functions [25-49%].

CODE 3     Severe impairment

Used when there is an extreme variation from accepted population standards in the biomedical status of the body structure or its functions [50-95%].

CODE 4     Complete impairment

Used when there is a total variation from accepted population standards in the biomedical status of the body structure or its functions [96-100%].

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare which is the Australian Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organization Family of International Classifications.
Origin:Help on this term

World Health Organization (WHO) 2001. ICF: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Geneva: WHO

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2003. ICF Australian User Guide Version 1.0. Canberra: AIHW

Reference documents:Help on this term

Further information on the ICF including more detailed codes, can be found in the ICF itself and the ICF Australian User Guide (AIHW 2003), at the following websites:

 

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis coding is to be used in conjunction with specified Body Functions domains. For example, 'a mild impairment of functions related to the brain' to indicate the area of impairment and, potentially, the sorts of interventions that may result in improved functioning. The body function in which an individual experiences an impairment is indicated using the metadata item Person—body function, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNNN].

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) which is the Australian Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organization Family of International Classifications.

Relational attributes

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See also Person—body function, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNNN] Health, Standard 29/11/2006, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Body functions cluster Health, Standard 29/11/2006
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006

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