Impairment extent code (ICF 2001) N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
Synonymous names:Impairment extent
METeOR identifier:324803
Registration status:Health, Standard 29/11/2006
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006
Definition:

A code set representing the degree of impairment in a specified body function or body structure from the Body Functions and Structures component of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF 2001).

Context:Human functioning and disability.

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health 2001
Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
0No impairment
1Mild impairment
2Moderate impairment
3Severe impairment
4Complete impairment
Supplementary values:
8Not specified
9Not applicable

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.

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:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare which is the Australian Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organization Family of International Classifications.
Origin:

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:

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:

 

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Impairment extent code (ICF 2001) N Community Services (retired), Superseded 16/10/2006

Data elements implementing this value domain:

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

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