Research group: Montse Ferrer (IP), Olatz Garin, Jordi Alonso, Josué Almansa, José María Valderas, Alarcos Cieza.
Objective: This project’s aim is the application and evaluation of the International Classification of Functioning, disability and Health (ICF) as a pattern to analyze the health status and disability of the general population. Specific objectives:
Methodology: The European Project of Mental Health (ESEMeD), is a cross-sectional study (2001-2002) which includes a representative sample of the general Spanish population with al least 18 years (n=5.473 individuals). The MHADIE project (Measuring Health and Disability in Europe) is a longitudinal study among clinical and rehabilitation settings on patients (n=1119) suffering from a chronic condition (12 selected). The ESEMeD included 3 generic HRQL measures: the SF-12, the EQ-5D, and the WHODAS-II. The MHADIE include the ICF Check list, the SF-36, the WHODAS-II, and the WHOQOL-8.
Status: Conducting new analyses and working on dissemination of results. Two manuscripts are on publication process, and several oral presentations on national and international congresses have already been done: Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Salud Pública y Administración Sanitaria (June 2007; and March 2009), 14th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (October 2007) and III European Congress of Methodology (July 2008).
Keywords: Disability, Patient reported outcomes, Measurement assessment.
Financing: ISCIII_FIS PI 061579 and PI 051542.