The paper discusses terminology and data definitions, and seeks views on some ideas for greater national consistency in data collection.
ISBN 978 0 642 24745 2; Cat. no. DIS 5; OUT OF PRINT
Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material (19K PDF)
- Title page and verso
- List of tables
- List of figures
- List of boxes
- Why are consistent definitions needed? (21K PDF)
- Why define and measure disability?
- Variation in administrative definitions
- The context - disability services in Australia
- The drive towards consistency and relatability in Australia
- Outline of the paper
- National developments (24K PDF)
- An important time
- National policy and administrative developments
- Revision of the International Classification of Imparments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH)
- ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
- Australian Disability Data Reference and Advisory Group
- National community services information agreement, development plan and model
- International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH) (42K PDF)
- 1980 ICIDH and directions for change
- Revision of the 1980 ICIDH
- Incorporating Australia's perspective
- Beta-1 draft of the ICIDH-2
- Development of qualifiers for the participation dimension: a key area of Australian input
- Where to from here?
- Current concepts, terminology and definitions in use in Australia (110K PDF)
- Broad, inclusive definitions
- Generic services
- Income support: social security and insurance
- Disability support services
- Quality of life and health status measures
- Issues for discussion (37K PDF)
- Terminology and definition: the yin and yang of policy and data
- Key concepts and terminology
- Key concepts and data definitions: is the ICIDH a possible cornerstone for Australian data definitions?
- Core questions for disability data?
- How to move towards consistency in Australia
- What next?
- End matter
- Abbreviations (12K PDF)
- Appendixes (76K PDF)
- Appendix 1: Disability Data Reference and Advisory Group
- Appendix 2: National Community Services Information Model
- Appendix 3: One- and two-digit codes of the draft ICIDH-2
- Appendix 4: Australian proposals about participation qualifiers (December 1996) - excerpt and adaptation
Madden R & Hogan T 1997. The definition of disability in Australia: moving towards national consistency. Cat. no. DIS 5. Canberra: AIHW.