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Valoración global de la discapacidad, propuesta de un índice y su aplicación a la población española recogida en la EDDES/Global Measure of the Disability. A Proposal of an Index and its Application to the Spanish Population Reflected in the Survey on Disabilities, Impairments and Health Status

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    (Departamento de Estadística, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas. Campus de Colmenarejo. Avda. de la Universidad Carlos III, nº 22, 28270 COLMENAREJO (MADRID))


    (Departamento de Estadística, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas. Campus de Colmenarejo. Avda. de la Universidad Carlos III, nº 22, 28270 COLMENAREJO (MADRID))



    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada y Organización de Empresas, Universidad de Extremadura.)

Existen múltiples índices para medir la falta de autonomía de un individuo, especialmente en la literatura médica, que realizan una valoración parcial centrada en determinados aspectos. Este trabajo pretende superar esta restricción proponiéndose un índice que recoja todas las discapacidades asociadas al individuo considerando su severidad y las horas de cuidado que necesita. Al tratarse de una formulación de aplicación general, se calcula el valor del índice propuesto para toda la población española con discapacidad y se comparan los resultados obtenidos por edades y sexos. Finalmente, se analiza la relación entre el valor del índice y la edad para la población con discapacidad en su totalidad y distinguiendo por sexos. There are many indexes to measure the degree of disability or personal autonomy. The most extended usually in medical scope do it partially, that is, they do not consider the whole set of disabilities suffered by a patient.This work tries to overcome this constraint and it is proposed and index that wholly reflect the disabilities taking into account the severity and the number of hours of care per week. So, for this reason, it can be used on all people affected by these problems. The results obtained by age and gender has been compared. Finally, the relation between the value of the index and the age is globally analysed and by gender.

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): (Abril)
Pages: 523-549

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:25_2_8
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  1. Verbrugge, Lois M. & Jette, Alan M., 1994. "The disablement process," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 38(1), pages 1-14, January.
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