The Definition and Measurement of Disability: The Work of the Washington Group. Jennifer Madans Associate Director for Science US National Center for Health Statistics and The UN Washington Group November 9, 2006. The Washington Group on Disability Statistics.
Associate Director for Science
US National Center for Health Statistics and The UN Washington Group
November 9, 2006
The Washington Group on Disability Statistics the Washington Group
Current Problem the Washington Group
United States 15.0
Source: UN Statistics Division
Washington Group: Objectives the Washington Group
ICF selected as the conceptual model:
3 major classes of purposes at aggregate level
2 criteria for selection of a purpose
Population reporting work limitation
Locating Risk in the ICF Model the Washington Group
Body Functions & Structure
Source: ICF, WHO, 2001
Do you have difficulty seeing even if wearing glasses?
Do you have difficulty hearing even if using a hearing aid?
Do you have difficulty walking or climbing stairs?
Do you have difficulty remembering or concentrating?
Do you have difficulty with self-care, such as washing all over or dressing?
Because of a physical, mental, or emotional health condition, do you have difficulty communicating (for example understanding others or others understanding you)?
No - no difficulty; Yes – some difficulty; Yes – a lot of difficulty;
Cannot do at all