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Need for assistance disability flag code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term505688
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013
Definition:Help on this termA codeset representing the level of difficulty or need for assistance in activity and participation life areas.
Context:Help on this termThe national standardised disability flag aims to identify people with activity limitations through a functional/needs assessment approach.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Always/sometimes need help and/or supervision
2Have difficulty, but don't need help/supervision
3Don't have difficulty, but use aids/equipment/medications
4Have no difficulty

Collection and usage attributes

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Activity is limited when an individual, in the context of a health condition, either has need for assistance in performing an activity in an expected manner, or cannot perform the activity at all.

CODE 1 is used when the person always needs or sometimes needs help or supervision in this life area.
CODE 2 is used when the person has difficulty but does not need help or supervision in this life area.
CODE 3 is used when the person does not have difficulty in this life area, but uses aids, equipment and/or medications.
CODE 4 is used when the person has no difficulty in this life area and does not need help or supervision and does not use aids, equipment or medications.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag code N Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013

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