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4430.0 - Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/09/2004   
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APPENDIX 2 - LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS


TABLE OF LIMITATIONS, RESTRICTIONS, ACTIVITIES AND TASKS

To identify whether a person has a particular type of limitation or restriction, the SDAC collects information on 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 and restriction.

A1
LIMITATION OR RESTRICTIONACTIVITYTASKS

Specific limitation or restriction
Core-activity limitationsCommunicationUnderstanding family or friends
Being understood by family or friends
Understanding strangers
Being understood by strangers
MobilityGetting 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 careShowering or bathing
Dressing
Eating
Toileting
Bladder or bowel control
Schooling or employment restrictionsSchoolingUnable 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
EmploymentPermanently 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

A2
LIMITATION OR RESTRICTIONACTIVITYTASKS

Without specific limitation or restriction
Other activitiesHealth careFoot care
Taking medications or administering injections
Dressing wounds
Using medical machinery
Manipulating muscles or limbs
PaperworkReading or writing tasks such as:
Checking bills or bank statements
Writing letters
Filling in forms
TransportGoing to places away from the usual place of residence
HouseworkHousehold chores such as:
Washing
Vacuuming
Dusting
Property maintenanceChanging light bulbs, taps, washers or car registration stickers
Making minor home repairs
Mowing lawns, watering, pruning shrubs, light weeding or planting
Removing rubbish
Meal preparationPreparing ingredients
Cooking food
Cognition or emotionMaking friendships, interacting with others or maintaining relationships
Coping with feelings or emotions
Decision making or thinking through problems


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