A New Survey Measure of Disability: the Disability Screening Questions (DSQ)
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- 1. Context
- 2. Measuring disability at Statistics Canada
- 3. Developing the DSQ
- 4. The new DSQ
- 5. Severity score
- 6. The short DSQ
- 7. Current and future uses of the DSQ
- 8. Comparing the DSQ with other health measures
- 9. Recent developments
- 10. Conclusion
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This report represents the work of a large group of people over several years. Much of its content was taken from reports whose authors should be given credit.
I thank the following individuals for their contribution, help, guidance, and patience throughout this project, and hope that no one was forgotten in this long list:
Employment and Social Development Canada: Marcel Bédard, Sandra Bozas, Shannon Cushing, Sylvie Dubé, Gail Fawcett, Ali Manouchehri, Nancy Milroy-Swainson, Manon Monette, John Rietschlin, and Matthew Till.
Members of the Technical Advisory Group: Michael Bach, Laurie Beachell, Gary Birch, Cam Crawford, Adele Furrie, Monique Gignac, Elizabeth Lin, Michael Prince, Katherine Scott, Marie White, and Doug Willms.
Statistics Canada: Sarah Acquaah, Rubab Arim, Jane Badets, Mike Burns, Tim Leonard, François Nault, Joan Conway, Brian Dole, Patric Fournier-Savard, Dominic Grenier, Krista Kowalchuk, Christiane Laperrière, Andrew MacKenzie, Marie Patry, Susan Stobert, Stacey Wan, and members of the Questionnaire Design Resource Center: Benoit Allard, Dave Lawrence, Marie-Noëlle Parent, and Shana Wogrinetz.
I also thank everyone involved in reviewing, translating, and releasing this paper. A special thank you to Isabelle Duncan for her precious help and great quality of work.