ARCHETYPE Body segment - length (openEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.body_segment_length.v0)

ARCHETYPE IDopenEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.body_segment_length.v0
ConceptBody segment - length
DescriptionMeasurement of the length, height or width between two identified points on the body.
UseUse to record the measurement of the length, height or width between two identified points on the body. Body segment measurements that are ubiquitous and, most commonly, used as part of growth charting in childhood have been modelled as unique and discrete archetypes. Rather than create an archetype for every single possible body segment measurement, the intent of this archetype is to use a common recording pattern to capture any, or all, other possible measurements between two identified body points, identified by the 'Body segment' data element. This measurement may be recorded and tracked over time, for example tracking child growth parameters, or used to provide insight into the shape and proportions of an individual's body for purposes of clinical, anthropometric or ergonomic assessment. It may also be used to record the measurement of abnormal clinical findings or observations in order to track the progress of a condition or disease. Common parameters that are measured between two identified points have been added to the DV_CODED_TEXT data type in the 'Body segment' data element. As further parameters are identified, these can be added to this list over time. It is possible to record the difference between measurements of the same body segment measured from each side of the body, for example leg length discrepancy between right and left, using the 'Length' data element associated with the 'Difference between sides' event.
MisuseNot to be used to record common body segment measurements that have been modelled as separate archetypes: - for Body height/length - use OBSERVATION.height; - for Head circumference - use OBSERVATION.head_circumference; - for Hip circumference - use OBSERVATION.hip_circumference; - for Waist circumference - use OBSERVATION.waist_circumference; and - for Chest circumference - use OBSERVATION.chest_circumference. Not to be used to record the circumference of a body segment - use OBSERVATION.body_segment_circumference for this purpose. Not to be used to record the area of a body segment - use OBSERVATION.body_segment_area for this purpose. Not to be used to record the dimensions of an internal body organ or a lesion. Not to be used to record skinfold measurements - use archetypes that are specific for this purpose. Not to be used to measure the Crown-rump length for a fetus, using imaging technology.
PurposeTo record the measurement of the length, height or width between two identified points on the body.
ReferencesDe Mits S, Coorevits P, De Clercq D, Elewaut D, Woodburn J, Roosen P. Reliability and validity of the INFOOT three-dimensional foot digitizer for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 May-Jun;101(3):198-207. PubMed PMID: 21622631.

Drillis R, Contini R, Bluestein M. Body Segment Parameters; a survey of measurement techniques. Artif Limbs. 1964;8:44-66. PubMed PMID: 14208177. Available from: http://www.oandplibrary.org/al/1964_01_044.asp.

Gordon, Claire C. et. al. 1988 Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Personnel: Summary Statistics Interim Report [Internet]. March 1989 [cited 2019 Mar 25]. Available from: https://multisite.eos.ncsu.edu/www-ergocenter-ncsu-edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2016/06/Anthropometric-Detailed-Data-Tables.pdf.

Man-Systems Integration Standards,Volume 1, Section 3. [Internet]. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Anthropometry and biomechanics; [cited 2019 Mar 25]. Available from: https://msis.jsc.nasa.gov/sections/section03.htm.

National health and nutrition examination survey III: Body Measurements (Anthropometry) [Internet]. Rockville, MD: Westat, Inc; 1988 Oct [cited 2019 May 10]. Available from: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhanes3/manuals/anthro.pdf.
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AuthorsAuthor name: Heather Leslie
Organisation: Atomica Informatics, Australia
Email: heather.leslie@atomicainformatics.com
Date originally authored: 2019-03-07
Other Details LanguageAuthor name: Heather Leslie
Organisation: Atomica Informatics, Australia
Email: heather.leslie@atomicainformatics.com
Date originally authored: 2019-03-07
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Ian McNicoll, freshEHR Clinical Informatics, United Kingdom (openEHR Editor)
Micaela Thierley, Helse Bergen, Norway
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