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Document Typology: Other
Methodology addressed by the publication:International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Title of document: WHODAS 2.0
Name of author(s): WHO
Name of publisher: WHO
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
WHODAS 2.0 can be used as a general measure across all diseases, including mental, neurological and addictive disorders. Developed internationally the WHODAS 2.0 is a reliable measure applicable in different cultures both in clinical settings or in general populations. It is a responsive measure that can show what difference an intervention makes.
This manual presents short and full versions of the WHODAS 2.0 together with practical guidelines on how to use them effectively. It includes 12 item, 12+24 item and 36 item questionnaires; development history; psychometric properties; and applications.
It will be of interest to general health workers, public health experts, as well as mental health workers, rehabilitation workers in outcome research and clinical trials.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
This instrument was developed by the WHO Classification, Terminology and Standards team, within the framework of the WHO/National Institutes of Health (NIH) Joint Project on Assessment and Classification of Disability.
Before using this instrument, interviewers must be trained using the manual Measuring Health and Disability: Manual for WHO Disability Assessment Schedule - WHODAS 2.0 (WHO, 2010), which includes an interview guide and other training material.
Pdf of the publication: UBUNTU-VERSION-9.3.11

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