These data elements are used together to assess the functional status of a person across a range of life areas, leading to a classification of 'Activity limitation' under the Standardised disability flag .
The activity and participation need for assistance cluster combines the two data elements:
Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag code N and
Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag code N, to complete the following matrix:
|Always/sometimes need help and/or supervision||Have difficulty, but don't need help/supervision||Don't have difficulty,
but use aids/equipment/
|Have no difficulty|
|Learning and applying knowledge|
|Managing things around the home|
|Managing tasks and handling situations|
Metadata items in this Data Set Specification
Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.
|Reference||Data Element||Data Type||Length||Inclusion||#|
|Person—activity and participation life area, disability flag code N||-||-||mandatory||1|
|Person—need for assistance with activities in a life area, disability flag code N||-||-||mandatory||1|
Guide for use:
The data elements in this cluster are collected to help assess access to and use of mainstream services by people with varying levels of support need. It is the respondent’s perception about whether a long-term health condition or disability restricts their everyday activities that is important.
It is expected that for children aged 5–14 years, the items in this cluster would be collected from a proxy (parent/guardian/teacher answering on the child's behalf).
|As a numerator in an Indicator||0|
|As a denominator in an Indicator||0|
|As a disaggregation in an Indicator||0|