Personal grooming activity means taking care of skin, nails and hair (and beard or mustache, if applicable). This is a part of self-care. Limitations in this ability indicate a reduced ability to cope for oneself. Washing hair does not fall into this category; it falls under the ability to wash oneself. This activity and activities such as those including eating, getting dressed and bathing are also known as activities of daily living (ADL). These are the activities people go through in daily life. The extent to which a person is able to do all these activities by themselves is a measure for their total ability to do things independently.


Information on a patient’s ability to perform activities of personal grooming is important in determining the nature and intensity of the care the patient needs. In a transfer situation, it offers the receiving organization the ability to anticipate the intensity of the care to be given to the patient, enabling continuity in healthcare for the patient. If policy has been implemented to improve a patient’s ability to do things independently, the entered extent of independence helps to determine the efficiency of the treatment.

Evidence Base

The definitions of the concepts were (partially) taken from the ICNP (International Classification for Nursing Practice). In addition to this information model, there are more tools for entering the extent of independence, such as the BarthelIndex. The BarthelIndex is mainly used for patients who have had a stroke. This information model evaluates the ability to perform personal grooming activities on a three-point scale.




DefinitionBase definition for all elements in a resource.
  • ele-1:All FHIR elements must have a @value or children
    hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count())
  • rim:n/a
DefinitionUnique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any string value that does not contain spaces.
  • rim:n/a
DefinitionMay be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.
Aliasextensions, user content

There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project, or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions. The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of simplicity for everyone.

SlicingUnordered, Open, by url(Value)
  • ele-1:All FHIR elements must have a @value or children
    hasValue() or (children().count() > id.count())
  • ext-1:Must have either extensions or value[x], not both
    extension.exists() != value.exists()
  • rim:n/a
  • rim:N/A
DefinitionRoot concept of the AbilityToGroom information model. This root concept contains all data elements of the AbilityToGroom information model.

Example instances

[CBB name]
[Concept name ] [example value]

// example of NameInformation

## Example instances

| NameInformation      |                   |
| FirstNames | Johanna Petronella Maria   
| Initials | J.P.M. 
| GivenName | Jo 
| NameUsage | Geslachtsnaam partner gevolgd door eigen geslachtsnaam
| LastName.Prefix | van
| LastName.LastName | Putten
| LastNamePartner.PartnerPrefix | van der
| LastNamePartner.PartnerLastName | Giessen
| Titles |

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Concept Category Description
[element.path] [category of change] [Description of change]([Reference to ticket/issue/zulip chat using MarkDown link])

Terminology Bindings