Person—extent of activity limitation in a life area

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
Synonymous names:Extent of activity limitation; Extent of participation restriction
METeOR identifier:506003
Registration status:Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013
Definition:The extent to which a person is limited in undertaking activities or restricted in participating in life situations.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Extent of activity limitation in a life area
Definition:The extent of activity limitation or participation restriction in a life area.
Property group:Functional wellbeing

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

The Activities and Participation list in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health—the list of life areas—can be viewed as either individual functioning (activities) or societal functioning (participation) (WHO 2001).

Activity limitations are difficulties an individual may have in executing activities. Participation restrictions are problems an individual may experience in involvement in life situations.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:WHO (World Health Organization) 2001. International classification of functioning, disability and health. Geneva: WHO.

Data element concept attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

The Activities and Participation list in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health—the list of life areas—can be viewed as either individual functioning (activities) or societal functioning (participation) (WHO 2001).

Activity limitations are difficulties an individual may have in executing activities. Participation restrictions are problems an individual may experience in involvement in life situations.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:WHO (World Health Organization) 2001. International classification of functioning, disability and health. Geneva: WHO.

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Person—extent of activity limitation, disability flag code N Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013