16. Chronic illness/dominant handicap
A handicap is the disadvantage that a person endures due to a disability or an infirmity which prevents him from fulfilling completely or partially a task that could normally be done by a person similar to him in age, sex, and different cultural factors.
One is considered handicapped if they need the assistance of specific equipment. As such, a handicapped person is one does not have complete physical or mental autonomy.
Here is a list of basic handicaps that the 3rd RGPH has retained:
Basic terms Code
No handicap 00
Upper limbs disabled 16
Lower limbs disabled 32
Mental illness 64
Other handicap 256
-Ask the following question:
Q. Does the surveyed person have a/any handicap/s?
NB: If the handicap is clearly visible, mark it and go on to the following question.
-Mark after the vertical line the handicap code or codes, on the dotted line corresponding to the order number of the surveyed person.