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Domestic Life/ Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
This data element carries information on Domestic Life/IADL that is exchanged as observations. (Observations are characteristics that can be tested, measured, or observed and are communicated with a name-value pair structure). Domestic Life/IADL is a broad domain. Using the conceptual framework of the the International Classification of Function (ICF), it includes aspects such as preparing simple meals, cleaning living area, shopping, etc..

• This data element is constrained to health data represented in data structures for observations. Observations should be represented using terminologies supporting this conceptual model, such as LOINC, which is designed for this purpose. Representing problems, goals, and other types of information related to functioning should use other data class structures as appropriate.
• Examples of Domestic Life/IADL concepts can be found in the ICF browser at:
• Examples of demonstrated use of Domestic Life/IADL data can be found in the PACIO FHIR Functional Status Implementation Guide which supports exchange of observation data such as make light hot meal, light daily housework, light shopping using assessments coded with LOINC.


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