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Name: be.en.hd.BodyWeight
Version: 0.0.1
Status: Draft


DCM::ContactInformation.Address *
DCM::ContactInformation.Name *
DCM::ContactInformation.Telecom *
DCM::ContentAuthorList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::CreationDate 29-11-2012
DCM::DescriptionLanguage en
DCM::Id 2.16.840.1.113883.
DCM::KeywordList gewicht, lichaamsgewicht, vitale parameters
DCM::LifecycleStatus Draft
DCM::ModelerList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::Name be.en.hd.BodyWeight
DCM::ReviewerList Clinical Building Blocks Expert Group &
DCM::RevisionDate 05-01-2016
DCM::Version 0.0.1

Revision History


Body weight is the common name for (human) body mass.


Early detection of deviating body weight is an important task in preventive healthcare. A patient being clearly overweight or underweight can be a symptom of other, underlying problems. Early detection also means an earlier start to treatment.

This healthcare information building block offers the option to record a person’s body weight (both exact and estimated).

Information model

Refer to the legend page for more information about the used types and data types

rootconcept BodyWeight
Definition Root concept of the BodyWeight building block. This root concept contains all data elements of the BodyWeight building block.
Type Zib.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.1.1
data WeightValue
Definition The patient’s body weight. Body weight is expressed in kilograms (kg). For infants under 3kg, body weight is often expressed in grams.

This concept can also be used to determine an estimated body weight in the event that measuring the exact body weight is not possible - such as for example weighing a resistant child, or in the case of having to estimate the weight of an unborn child.

Datatype PQ.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.1.2
DCM::DefinitionCode SNOMED CT: 27113001 Body weight
data Explanation
Definition Comment on the weight measurement, such as any problems or factors that may influence body weight at that time, such as timing within the menstrual cycle, timing of recent bowel movement or a note on any amputations.
Datatype ST.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.1.3
data WeightDateTime
Definition Date and (if possible) time that the weight was measured or estimated.
Datatype TS.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.1.4
data Clothing
Definition The clothes the patient was wearing at the time of the measurement.
Datatype CD.png
DCM::DefinitionCode NL-CM:12.1.5
DCM::ValueSet File:List.png ClothingCodeList OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.

Code Lists



Concept Name Concept Code Coding Syst. Name Coding System OID Description
Undressed UNDRESSED ContextKleding 2.16.840.1.113883. Zonder kleding.
Minimal dressed MINIMAL ContextKleding 2.16.840.1.113883. Lichte kleding/ondergoed [Kleding die niet significant het gewicht be\'efnvloedt.]
Fully dressed FULL ContextKleding 2.16.840.1.113883. Volledig gekleed, inclusief schoenen [Kleren die een significante bijdrage hebben aan het gewicht, inclusief schoenen.]
Diaper DIAPER ContextKleding 2.16.840.1.113883. Luier [Individu draagt alleen een luier - zou significant aan het gewicht kunnen bijdragen.]


1. Parelsnoer DCM Lichaamsgewicht v0.97 [Online] Beschikbaar op: [Geraadpleegd: 23 februari 2015].

2. openEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.body_weight.v1[Online] Beschikbaar op: [Geraadpleegd: 23 februari 2015].