Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Synonymous names:||Participation extent|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 29/11/2006|
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006
|Definition:||The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF 2001) code set representing the degree of participation by an individual in a specified life area.|
|Context:||Human functioning and disability.|
|Classification scheme:||International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health 2001|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||
This metadata item contributes to the definition of the concept 'Disability' and gives an indication of the experience of disability for a person.
In the context of health, participation is involvement in a life situation. Participation restrictions are problems an individual may experience in involvement of life situations.
This metadata item may be used to describe the extent of participation in life situations for an individual with a health condition. The standard or norm to which an individual's participation is compared is that of an individual without a similar health condition in that particular society. The participation restriction records the discordance between the experienced participation and the expected participation of an individual without a health condition. The definition of 'particular society' is not specified and will inevitably give rise to different interpretations. If limiting the interpretation, it will be necessary to state the factors which are taken into account, for example, age, gender, ethnicity, religion, education, locality (town, state, rural, remote, urban).
The user will select the code that most closely summarises, in terms of duration, frequency, manner or outcome, the level of participation of the person for whom the data is recorded.
CODE 0 Full participation
Used when the person participates in this life area in the same way in terms of duration, frequency, manner or outcome as other individuals without a similar health condition in that particular society
CODE 1 Mild participation restriction
Used for example, when the person is restricted in their participation less than 25% of the time, and/or with a low alteration in functioning which may happen occasionally over the last 30 days
CODE 2 Moderate participation restriction
Used for example, when the person is restricted in their participation between 26% and 50% of the time with a significant, and/or with a moderate effect on functioning (Up to half the total scale of performance) which may happen regularly over the last 30 days
CODE 3 Severe participation restriction
Used for example, when participation in this life area can be achieved, but only rarely and/or with an extreme effect on functioning which may happen often over the last 30 days
CODE 4 Complete participation restriction
Used when the person can not participate in this life area. This scale has a margin of error of 5%
CODE 8 Not specified
Used when a person's participation in a life area is restricted but there is insufficient information to use codes 0-4
CODE 9 Not applicable
Used when participation in a life area is not relevant, such as employment for an infant.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) which is the Australian Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organization Family of International Classifications.
WHO 2001. ICF: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
AIHW 2003. ICF Australian User Guide Version 1.0.
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:
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Participation extent code (ICF 2001) N Community Services (retired), Superseded 16/10/2006
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person—extent of participation in a life area, code (ICF 2001) N Health, Standard 29/11/2006