WG Short Set on Functioning – Enhanced (WG-SS Enhanced)
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The Washington Group Short Set on Functioning – Enhanced (WG-SS Enhanced)
About the Washington Group Short Set on Functioning - Enhanced (WG-SS Enhanced)
The Washington Group Short Set on Functioning – Enhanced (WG-SS Enhanced) was developed, tested and adopted by the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG). The questions reflect advances in the conceptualization of disability and use the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework.
The WG-SS Enhanced is intended in population-based health surveys, as well as surveys that focus specifically on disability. It may also be included in surveys that focus on other topics where the survey design is such that:
- a) extensive information is collected on selected adult family members; and
- b) information is collected directly from the respondent, rather than a proxy, unless the respondent is unable to participate due to a health problem or functional limitation.
To maximize international comparability, the WG-SS Enhanced obtains information on difficulties a person may have in undertaking basic functioning activities, including seeing, hearing, walking or climbing stairs, remembering or concentrating, self-care, communication (expressive and receptive), upper body activities, and affect (depression and anxiety). The WG-SS Enhanced is comprised of 12 questions in these eight domains of functioning. The six WG Short Set on Functioning questions are embedded in the WG-SS Enhanced.