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Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag homelessness code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDisability flag activity and participation life area (homelessness)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term689075
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The life area in which a person may participate or undertake activities, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—activity and participation life area

Value domain attributes

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
1Self-care
2Mobility
3Communication

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1 Self-care 

This includes showering or bathing; dressing or undressing; toileting; eating food.

CODE 2 Mobility

This includes moving around the house; moving around outside the home; getting in or out of a chair.

CODE 3 Communication

This includes understanding or being understood by other people, including people you know.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termThis codeset is based on a subset of the 'Activities and participation' domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (WHO 2001).
Reference documents:Help on this termWHO (World Health Organization) 2001. International classification of functioning, disability and health. Geneva: WHO.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

In the context of health, an activity is the execution of a task or action by an individual. An activity limitation is a difficulty an individual may have in executing an activity. Activity limitation varies with the environment, and is assessed in relation to a particular environment; the absence or presence of assistance, including aids and equipment, is an aspect of the environment.

For the 'Communication' life area, a person's level of difficulty is assessed in terms of whether they can understand, or be understood, in their native language or preferred method of communication.

Collection methods:Help on this term

It is expected that this data element will be used to collect information from the individual being assessed, or a proxy/carer or service worker answering on their behalf. The responses are phrased in answer to the question 'For each of the following activities, do you need help/supervision, have difficulty, or use aids/equipment?

This data element should be used in conjunction with the ‘Person – need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag homelessness code N’ data element to determine the level of difficulty or need for assistance in activity and participation life areas.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag homelessness code N Housing assistance, Standard 01/05/2013, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018

See also Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag homelessness code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services disability flag cluster Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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