The GBD 2010 Health Measurement Survey is here

Have you got 15 minutes for science? Take this strange survey that I’ve been excited about for the last two years. I’ve been calling it the Disability Weights Survey, but now that it’s all professionally implemented and communications-department approved, it is officially the GBD 2010 Health Measurement Survey.

The survey is part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, in collaboration with four other leading institutions: Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Queensland, and the World Health Organization.

Our goal is to collect responses from at least 50,000 people worldwide. Please consider sharing this and encouraging participation within your organization. In addition, we would ask you to consider forwarding information about this survey to colleagues and contacts outside your organization who might be interested in participating.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Participation is completely voluntary and anonymous. In the near future, we hope to translate the survey into additional languages.


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2 responses to “The GBD 2010 Health Measurement Survey is here

  1. Ahmet Yükseltürk

    I can help you translate it to Turkish.

  2. Abraham Flaxman

    @Ahmet: thanks for the offer! I hope the translation team takes you up on it. For the time being, can you urge english-speaking friends in Turkey to take the survey and pass it on? It would be really good to get broad participation in the english iteration.