Measuring Health and Disability

Manual for WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0)

Edited by T. B. Üstün, N. Kostanjsek and S. Chatterji
Foreword by J. Rehm
April 2010
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    6th April 2010
  • ISBN 9789241547598
  • Language English
  • Pages 151 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.5"

The WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) is a unique practical instrument, based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), that can be used to measure general health and disability levels, including mental and neurological disorders, both at the population level or in clinical practice, in a wide range of cultural settings. Presented in this book is a detailed overview of how the schedule was developed and validated, together with a description of its key features and applications. The questionnaires that form the basis of WHODAS 2.0 are available in three versions (36 item, 12 item, and 12 + 24 item), which are reproduced in the book, accompanied by detailed practical guidelines on how to use them effectively.

The publication is aimed at all health professionals who are involved in studying disability and health. It will be of interest to general health workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists and specialists in addiction problems.

Part 1 Background
1. Introduction
2. WHODAS 2.0 development
3. Psychometric properties of WHODAS 2.0
4. Uses of WHODAS 2.0

Part 2 Practical aspects of administering and scoring WHODAS 2.0
5. Administering WHODAS 2.0
6. Scoring of WHODAS 2.0
7. Question-by-question specifications
8. Syntax for automatic computation of overal score using SPSS
9. Guidelines and exercises for use of WHODAS 2.0
10. Test yourself


T. B. Üstün

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N. Kostanjsek

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S. Chatterji

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