Activities and participation code (ICF 2001) AN[NNN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Synonymous names:||Activities and participation domains|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 29/11/2006|
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006
A code set representing the Activities and Participation 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:||5|
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.
The activities and participation codes are a neutral list that covers the full range of life areas in which a person can be involved. The domains can be used to record positive or neutral experience of functioning as well as limitations and restrictions.
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 'Self care' (chapter level) and 'Looking after one's health' (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 (Activity difficulty level, Activity Need for assistance, Participation extent and Participation satisfaction level) will use the codes as indicated.
CODE d1 Learning and applying knowledge
Data collected at this level will provide a general description of functioning for the person 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 specific 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 is listed in the Activities and Participation component of the ICF.
An example of a value domain at the 3 digit level from the Self-care chapter may include:
An example of value domains at the 4 digit level from the Mobility chapter may include:
CODE d4600 Moving around within the home
The prefix d denotes the domains within the component of Activities and Participation. At the user's discretion, the prefix d can be replaced by a or p, to denote activities or participation respectively.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||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. 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 Activities and participation code (ICF 2001) N[NNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 16/10/2006
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person—activity and participation life area, code (ICF 2001) AN[NNN] Health, Standard 29/11/2006