ARCHETYPE Height/Length (openEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.height.v1)

ARCHETYPE IDopenEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.height.v1
ConceptHeight/Length
DescriptionHeight, or body length, is measured from crown of head to sole of foot. Height is measured with the individual in a standing position and body length in a recumbent position.
UseTo be used for recording the actual height or body length of an individual at any point in time. A statement identifying the physical incompleteness of the body can be recorded in the 'Confounding factors' protocol element, if required. This is the usual archetype to be used for a typical measurement of height or body length, independent of the clinical setting. Can also be used for recording an approximation of height or body length measurement in a clinical scenario where it is not possible to measure an accurate height or length - for example, measuring an uncooperative child. This is not modelled explicitly in the archetype as the openEHR Reference model allows the attribute of Approximation for any Quantity data type. At implementation, for example, an application user interface could allow clinicians to select an appropriately labelled check box adjacent to the Height data field to indicate that the recorded height is an approximation, rather than actual. In general, length measurements are recommended for children under 2 years of age and individuals who cannot stand; height measurements for all others. Ideally, height is measured standing on both feet with weight distributed evenly, heels together and both buttocks and heels in contact with a vertical back board; body length is measured in a fully extended, supine position with the pelvis flat, legs extended and feet flexed. Use to record growth and loss of height. This can currently be modelled by constraining the 'any event' to an interval in a template with associated mathematical function of increase or decrease, as appropriate.
MisuseNot to be used to record the first length of an infant soon after birth which is designated as their 'birth length' - use the specialisation of this archetype - see OBSERVATION.height-birth. Not to be used to record the adjusted height or body length eg a calculation of the estimated full height of a person with limb contractures, based on other body part measurements and/or an algorithm - use OBSERVATION.height-adjusted. Not to be used to record growth velocity. Not to be used to record the length of an object or specific body part.
PurposeTo record the length of the body from crown of head to sole of foot of an individual - both actual and approximate, and either in a standing or recumbent position.
ReferencesWilks Z, Bryan S, Mead V and Davies EH. Clinical guideline: Height, measuring a child [Internet]. London, United Kingdom: UCL Institute of Child Health; 2008 Apr 01 [cited 2009 Jul 28 ]. Available from: http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/clinical_information/clinical_guidelines/cpg_guideline_00060
Copyright© openEHR Foundation
AuthorsAuthor name: Sam Heard
Organisation: Ocean Informatics
Email: sam.heard@oceaninformatics.com
Date originally authored: 9/03/2006
Other Details LanguageAuthor name: Sam Heard
Organisation: Ocean Informatics
Email: sam.heard@oceaninformatics.com
Date originally authored: 9/03/2006
OtherDetails Language Independent{references=Wilks Z, Bryan S, Mead V and Davies EH. Clinical guideline: Height, measuring a child [Internet]. London, United Kingdom: UCL Institute of Child Health; 2008 Apr 01 [cited 2009 Jul 28 ]. Available from: http://www.ich.ucl.ac.uk/clinical_information/clinical_guidelines/cpg_guideline_00060, MD5-CAM-1.0.1=13DA6577AADC8AFABB5571E915058D9F}
Keywordsshrinkage, increase, decrease, height loss, height, length, growth
LifecycleAuthorDraft
Language useden
Citeable Identifier1013.1.138
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Sebastian Garde, Ocean Informatics, Germany
Heather Leslie, Ocean Informatics, Australia
Omer Hotomaroglu, Turkey
Andrew James, University of Toronto, Canada
Anne Harbison, Australia
Thilo Schuler, Germany
Anneke Goossen, Results 4 Care, Netherlands
Rikard Lovstrom, Swedish Medical Association, Sweden
Heather Grain, Llewelyn Informatics, Australia
Hans Demski, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
Soon Ghee Yap, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, Singapore
Paul Donaldson, Nursing Informatics Australia, Australia
Rong Chen, Cambio Healthcare Systems, Sweden
Sundaresan Jagannathan, Scottish NHS, United Kingdom
Ian McNicoll, Ocean Informatics, United Kingdom
Marja Buur, Medisch Centrum Alkmaar, Netherlands, originalLanguage=en, translators=German: Jasmin Buck, Sebastian Garde, University of Heidelberg, Ocean Informatics
Spanish (Argentina): Dr. Leonardo Der Jachadurian, Bitios.com, Medical Doctor (Internal Medicine Specialist)
Portuguese (Brazil): Marco Borges, P2D, marco.borges@p2d.com.br, P2D Health Advisor Council
Arabic (Syria): Mona Saleh
Farsi: Shahla Foozonkhah, Ocean Informatics
Dutch: Marja Buur, Medisch Centrum Alkmaar, m.buur-krom@mca.nl
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Units:
  • 0.0..1000.0 cm
  • 0.0..250.0 in
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