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World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0

The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) is a generic assessment instrument designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide a cross-cultural standardized method for measuring activity limitations and participation restrictions experienced by individuals irrespective of medical diagnosis. Respondents are asked to rate the level of difficulty experienced, taking into consideration how they usually do the activity, including the use of any assistive devices and/or the help of a person. The WHODAS 2.0 was developed from a large pool of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) items that was subjected to field trials in 19 countries. ICF experts were asked to review the results to decide, taking all psychometric and qualitative data into account, which were the best 36 ...

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