Person—extent of core activity limitation, disability flag code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Derived extent of core activity limitation (disability flag)
Synonymous names:Derived extent of core participation restriction (disability flag)
METeOR identifier:541585
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 participating in the core life areas of self-care, mobility and communication, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—extent of core activity limitation

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Profound/severe limitation or restriction
2Moderate limitation or restriction
3Mild limitation or restriction
4No limitation or restriction
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

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 attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

This data element conceptually aligns with the measure of profound/severe core activity limitation in the ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers.  This survey determines levels of core activity limitation based on whether a person needs help, has difficulty, or uses aids or equipment with core activities, which are defined as communication, mobility or self-care.

Derivation of this data element combines two data elements: Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag code N (the subset of life areas comprising self-care, mobility and communication) and Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag code N, to complete the following matrix. The values in the matrix are used for this data element to show the derivation of the extent of activity limitation below.

 

 

Always / sometimes need help and/or supervision

Have difficulty, but don't need help / supervision

Don't have difficulty, but use aids / equipment / medications

Have no difficulty
Self-care 1a 1b 1c 1d
Mobility 2a 2b 2c 2d
Communication 3a 3b 3c 3d

CODE 1

Use if any of 1a to 3a

CODE 2

Use if none of 1a to 3a AND any of 1b to 3b.

CODE 3

Use if none of 1a to 3a AND none of 1b to 3b AND any of 1c to 3c.

CODE 4

Use if all of 1d to 3d.

CODE 9

Use if any rows missing and other answers only in range of 1d to 3d.

Collection methods:

This data element is derived to identify people with core activity limitations reported in the Activity and participation need for assistance cluster (Standardised Disability Flag)

 

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.

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2010. Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2009. ABS Cat. No. 4430.0. Viewed September 2013, <http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4430.0Glossary12009?opendocument&tabname=Notes&prodno=4430.0&issue=2009&num=&view=>.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Is formed using Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag code N Health, Standard 28/04/2016, Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013

Is formed using 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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Standardised disability flag module Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 19/09/2013

Implementation in Indicators:Used as denominator
National Disability Agreement: d(1)-Proportion of the potential population who used State/Territory delivered disability support services, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: d(2)-Proportion of people with a disability with an employment restriction who used Disability Employment Services (Open Employment), 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: d(3)-Proportion of the potential population who used Australian Disability Enterprises (Supported Employment), 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: e(1)-Proportion of the potential population of people with disability who report a need for more formal assistance, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
National Disability Agreement: f(1)-Rate of non-Indigenous persons and Indigenous persons admitted to permanent residential aged care, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013