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4430.0.30.002 - Microdata: Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS WITH ACTIVITIES AND TASKS


To identify whether a person has a particular type of limitation or restriction, the SDAC collects information on the need for assistance, difficulty experienced, or use of aids or equipment to perform selected tasks. The following table shows the tasks associated with each type of limitation or restriction.


LIMITATION OR RESTRICTION

ACTIVITY

TASK

Specific limitation or restriction



Core-activity limitations

Communication

Understanding family or friends



Being understood by family or friends



Understanding strangers



Being understood by strangers


Mobility

Getting into or out of a bed or chair



Moving about usual place of residence



Moving about a place away from usual residence



Walking 200 metres



Walking up and down stairs without a handrail



Bending and picking up an object from the floor



Using public transport


Self-care

Showering or bathing



Dressing



Eating



Toileting



Bladder or bowel control

Schooling or employment restrictions

Schooling

Unable to attend school



Attends a special school



Attends special classes at an ordinary school



Needs at least one day a week off school on average



Has difficulty at school


Employment

Permanently unable to work



Restricted in the type of work they can or could do



Need, or would need, at least one day a week off work on average



Restricted in the number of hours they can, or could work



Requires special equipment or modified work environment



Needs ongoing assistance or supervision



Would find it difficult to change jobs or get a preferred job



Needs assistance from a disability job placement program or agency

Without specific limitation or restriction



Other activities

Health care

Foot care



Taking medications or administering injections



Dressing wounds



Using medical machinery



Manipulating muscles or limbs


Reading or writing

Checking bills or bank statements



Writing letters



Filling in forms


Transport

Going to places away from the usual place of residence


Household chores

Washing



Vacuuming



Dusting


Property maintenance

Changing light bulbs, taps, washers or car registration stickers



Making minor home repairs



Mowing lawns, watering, pruning shrubs, light weeding or planting



Removing rubbish


Meal preparation

Preparing ingredients



Cooking food


Cognition or emotion

Making friendships, interacting with others or maintaining relationships



Coping with feelings or emotions



Decision making or thinking though problems


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