Allied health service event—assessment measure name, text X[X(149)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Allied health assessment measure name
METeOR identifier:705924
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:

The name of an objective test or measurable activity performed on a person during an allied health service event by an allied health service provider, as represented by text.

Data Element Concept:Allied health service event—assessment measure name

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Text
Data type:String
Format:X[X(149)]
Maximum character length:150

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Assessment measures are clinical outcome measures appropriate for use when objectively measuring a person’s health or health related circumstance.

The measure may or may not be standardised; and may be profession specific, or shared amongst a number of professions.

This data element is used in the Allied health assessment cluster.

In the absence of nationally consistent code sets or values for recording assessment measure name ‘free text’ is to be used. This implies that each jurisdiction will implement a locally agreed code set for collection of the data element.  This may be borrowed or adapted from another jurisdiction. Assessment measures may be recorded for all allied health service events.

A combination of assessment types, measures and results fields represent a discrete assessment. Each allied health service event may have one or more assessment types, measures and results recorded, up to a maximum of 99.

Assessment measure names should articulate tests or activities that objectively measure or evaluate the health of the person receiving the allied health service event and contribute to clinical reasoning to identify allied health indicators for intervention or clinical findings.

Examples may include, but are not limited to:

  • Berg Balance Scale
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Australian and New Zealand Standardised, Third Edition (WIAT-III A&NZ)
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI)
  • Functional Independence Measure (FIM)
  • Dyslexia Adults Screening Test (DAST)
Collection methods:

Each jurisdiction will implement a locally agreed code set for collection of the data element.  This may be borrowed or adapted from another jurisdiction.

Assessment measures may be profession specific or shared amongst professions. An allied health service provider may use a profession specific code for this data element.

Comments:

Subsequent analysis of locally agreed values will contribute to developing national standardised values in the future.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Allied Health Professions Australia

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Allied health assessment cluster Health, Standard 12/12/2018