ERIC Number: ED394961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Health Interview Surveys: Towards International Harmonization of Methods and Instruments. WHO Regional Publications, European Series, No. 58.
de Bruin, A., Ed.; And Others
This book describes the background, discussions, proceedings, and prospects of three consultations held by the Statistics Netherlands office under the aegis of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. The overall goal of the consultations is to facilitate the development of common methods and instruments for health interview surveys, especially the European Health for All targets and database. This guide provides specific and practice-oriented views of measurement in health, with emphasis on the international comparability of methods and instruments. Chapter 1 reviews the role of health interview surveys in monitoring and evaluation of the health for all strategy, ending with a selection of health for all indicators that are only or best measured by health interview surveys. Chapter 2 presents the background, aims, and main discussion topics of the consultations. In Chapter 3, the conclusions of the consultations with respect to methodological issues are presented. Chapter 4, the core of the book, provides a systematic and updated description of the recommended common instruments for measurement of health for all indicators in health interview surveys. Conclusions and future perspectives with respect to the implementation and evaluation of common instruments are presented in chapter 5. Appendixes (annexes) include a list of participants at the consultations, a list of working papers used for preparation of this document, recommended instruments for chronic mental conditions, examples of showcards for use in administering the instrument for socioeconomic classification, and an illustrative set of questions on alcohol consumption. (Contains 154 references.) (NAV)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Promotion, Information Needs, International Cooperation, Interviews, Medical Care Evaluation, Research Needs, Surveys
Office of Publications, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Scherfigsvej 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen 0, Denmark (39 Swiss francs).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.; Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg.