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Impairment of body function

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term327290
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 29/11/2006
Community Services (retired), Standard 16/10/2006
Definition:Help on this termImpairments of body function are problems in body function such as a loss or significant departure from population standards or averages.
Context:Help on this termBody functions are classified in neutral terms. To indicate that there is a problem with a body function requires the use of the impairment extent code to denote the extent or magnitude of the problem together with the body functions code. 

Collection and usage attributes

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 This glossary term is based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The ICF was endorsed by the World Health Assembly in 2001 as a reference member of the WHO Family of International Classifications and of the Australian Family of Health and Related Classifications (endorsed by the National Health Information Management Group in 2002).

The ICF provides a framework for the description of human functioning and disability. The components of ICF are defined in relation to a health condition. A health condition is an ‘umbrella term for disease (acute or chronic), disorder, injury or trauma’ (WHO 2001). A health condition may be recorded, for example, as Episode of care principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 3rd Ed) ANN{.N[N} and Episode of care additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 3rd Ed) ANN{.N[N}.

Source and reference attributes

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World Health Organization (WHO) 2001. 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:Help on this termFurther information on the ICF can be found in the ICF itself and the ICF Australian User Guide (AIHW 2003) and the following websites
• WHO ICF website
• Australian Collaborating Centre ICF website

Relational attributes

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Body functions code (ICF 2001) N[NNNN] Community Services (retired), Superseded 16/10/2006

Disability grouping code N[N] Community Services (retired), Superseded 08/05/2006

Extent of environmental factors influence code (ICF 2001) [X]N Community Services (retired), Superseded 16/10/2006

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

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