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Person—informal carer relationship to care recipient, interpersonal carer relationship code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInterpersonal relationship of carer to care recipient
Synonymous names:Help on this termCarer relationship to care recipient
METeOR identifier:Help on this term748846
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Candidate 15/11/2021
Definition:Help on this term

The relationship of the main informal carer to the person for whom they care, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—Informal carer relationship to care recipient

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Wife/female partner
2Husband/male partner
9Other female relative
10Other male relative
11Female friend/neighbour
12Male friend/neighbour
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This code set should always be used to record the relationship of the carer to the person for whom they care.

CODE 1   Wife/female partner

Includes married, de facto and same sex partners who are carers.

CODE 2   Husband/male partner

Includes married, de facto and same sex partners who are carers.

CODE 3   Mother

Includes foster parents.

CODE 4   Father

Includes foster parents.

CODE 99  Not stated/inadequately described

This code should only be recorded where the carer has not been identified. This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016. Disability Services National Minimum Data Set: data guide, July 2016. Cat. no. DAT 4. Canberra: AIHW.

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Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Information about this relationship assists in the establishment of a profile of informal caring relationships and the assistance provided to maintain and support those relationships. As such, it increases knowledge about the dynamics of caring and provides an insight into the gender and inter-generational patterns of informal care giving in the community.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Dementia NBPDS Health, Candidate 15/11/2021

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