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Person—location of impairment of body structure, code (ICF 2001) N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLocation of impairment
METeOR identifier:Help on this term320177
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

The location of a person's impairment in a specified body structure, as represented by a code. 

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

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 termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0More than one region
1Right
2Left
3Both sides
4Front
5Back
6Proximal
7Distal
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 are problems in body structure such as a loss or significant departure from population standards or averages.

Use only one code. Select the one that best describes the situation with this structure. Combinations are not possible.

CODE 0     More than one region (except both sides)

Used when the impairment is present in more than one body location (but not bilaterally see code 3); for example when burn scars affect many areas of skin.

CODE 1     Right

Used when the impairment is present to the right of the midline of the person's body.

CODE 2     Left

Used when the impairment is present to the left of the midline of the person's body.

CODE 3     Both sides (bilateral)

Used when the impairment is two-sided and disposed on opposite sides of the midline axis of the body, for example bilateral joint deformities.

CODE 4     Front

Used when the impairment is present in front of a line passing through the midline of the body when viewed from the side.

CODE 5     Back

Used when the impairment is present behind a line passing through the midline of the body when viewed from the side.

CODE 6     Proximal

Used when the impairment is situated towards the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone (opposed to distal), for example the end of the structure that is closer to the centre of the body.

CODE 7     Distal

Used when the impairment is situated away from the point of origin or attachment, as of a limb or bone (opposed to proximal), for example the end of structure that is further away from the centre of the body.

CODE 8     Not specified

Used when there is an impairment of body structure but the location of the impairment is not recorded.

CODE 9     Not applicable

Used when it is not appropriate to code the location of an impairment of body structure.

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.
Origin:Help on this term

WHO 2001. ICF: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Geneva: WHO

AIHW 2003. ICF Australian User Guide Version 1.0. Canberra: AIHW
 

Reference documents:Help on this termFurther 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 term

This data element is to be used in conjunction with specified body structures, for example, 'impairment of proximal structures related to movement'. This data element may also be used in conjunction with Person—extent of impairment of body structure, code (ICF 2001) N and Person—nature of impairment of body structure, code (ICF 2001).

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—extent of impairment of body structure, code (ICF 2001) N Health, Standard 29/11/2006, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006

See also Person—nature of impairment of body structure, code (ICF 2001) N 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 structures cluster Health, Standard 29/11/2006
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006

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