Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 29/11/2006|
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006
A code set representing the Body Structures component of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF 2001).
|Context:||Human functioning and disability.|
|Classification scheme:||International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health 2001|
|Maximum character length:||6|
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.
Data can be collected at the three digit level in one chapter and at the chapter level in another. However it is only possible to collect data at a single level of the hierarchy in a single chapter to maintain mutual exclusivity. For example, it is not permitted to collect both 'Skin and related structures' (chapter level) and 'Structure of nails' (3 digit level) as the former includes the latter.
The value domain below refers to the highest hierarchical level (ICF chapter level). Data collected at this level, in association with respective qualifiers (Impairment extent code N, Impairment nature code N, Impairment location code N) will use the codes as indicated.
CODE s1 Structures of the nervous system
Data collected at this level will provide a general description of the structures and can only be compared with data collected at the same level.
Each chapter contains categories at different levels ordered from general to detailed. For more detailed information the user should follow the structure of the ICF; the codes should be drawn from the same hierarchical level within any particular chapter. The full range of permissible values together with definitions is listed in the Body Structures component of the ICF.
An example of a value domain at the 3 digit level from the Structures of the nervous system chapter may include:
CODE s110 Structure of the brain
An example of a value domain at the 4 digit level from the Structures related to movement chapter may include:
CODE s7300 Structure of upper arm
The prefix s denotes the domains within the component of Body Structures.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 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. Geneva: WHO
AIHW 2003. ICF Australian User Guide Version 1.0. Canberra: AIHW
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 Body structures code (ICF 2001) N[NNNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 16/10/2006
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person—body structure, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNNN] Health, Standard 29/11/2006