Outcome Measures Table 1 Definitions for Body Function/Structure, Activity and Participation

Functioning
(positive aspect)

Disability
(negative aspect)

Body function: the physiological functions of the body systems including psychological functions.

Impairment: problems with body function or structure.

Body structure: the anatomical parts of the body such as organs, limbs and their components.

Activity: the execution of a task or action by an individual

Activity Limitation: difficulties an individual might experience in completing a given activity.

Participation: involvement in a life situation.

Participation Restriction: problems an individual may experience with involvement in a life situation.

top