Inclusive measurement: adapted health and well-being surveys

People with disabilities face exclusion from routine health care assessments as measures and related processes are rarely adapted or adequately supported through assistance. People with cognitive disabilities may not understand complex worded questionnaire items, people without hand control may not be able to complete paper and pencil surveys, and people with visual impairments may not be able to read the items. These are just a few examples of potential sources of exclusion. This strand of work is concerned with (1) identifying barriers to research and routine assessment participation, (2) development of adapted assessment processes, and (3) comparison of health and wellbeing outcomes between people with and without disabilities.

Dr Thilo Kroll