National Disability Survey in Afghanistan (NDSA) Afghanistan
Questionnaire Overview sections first level Overview sections second level Linking to the ICF Items on disability? Capacity & Performance specified? Time frame (only disability questions) Response options (only disability questions) Any known instrument included? Filter (for the whole section) Checked (x) Relevant Comment
(e. g. household, individual, etc)     only chapter level None Capacity   Frequency SF-36     0=no  
        1 to 5 Performance   Intensity WHODAS     1=yes  
        5 to 10 Both   Statement WG-6        
        10 to 20 Not clearly stated   Others Others (please specify)        
        More than 20     Yes/No None        
Check List     PF, nd, nc           all x 1 The check list documents the selected HH. After having performed the screeners the "type of disability" is documented.
Household File                   x 0 The HH File is asked to the "head of the HH". Ist targets the identification of the HH members, their education level and professional background and their current working situation.
Screening Questions for Identification of Different Types of Disability Section A   s7, b2, b3 5 to 10 na   Yes/ No
None all x 1 Asked to the head of the HH for all members of the family to identify family members with impairments: Screener for physical and sensorial difficulties (loss of limbs, hearing, seeing, language problems).
IF YES to at least 1 out of 6 questions, the adults questionnaire is asked to the concerned persons or to the caregiver.
  Section B   nc 1 to 5 na   Yes/ No
None all x 1 Asked to the head of the HH for all members of the family to identify family members with impairments: Screener for intellectual and learning difficulties.
IF YES to at least 2 out of 4 questions, the adults questionnaire is asked to the concerned persons or to the caregiver.
  Section C   b1, d5 5 to 10 na
Capacity
  Yes/ No
None all x 1 Asked to the head of the HH for all members of the family to identify family members with impairments: Screener for behavioural and psychological difficulties (e.g., hallucinations).
IF YES to at least 2 out of 8 questions, the adults questionnaire is asked to the concerned persons or to the caregiver.
  Section D   nc, b1 5 to 10 na   Yes/ No
None all x 1 Asked to the head of the HH for all members of the family to identify family members with impairments: Screener for communication and social functioning difficulties.
IF YES to at least 2 out of 6 questions, the adults questionnaire is asked to the concerned persons or to the caregiver.
  Section E   HC 1 to 5 na   Yes/ No
None all x 1 Asked to the head of the HH for all members of the family to identify family members with seizures.
IF YES to at least 2 out of 3 questions, the adults questionnaire is asked to the concerned persons or to the caregiver.
Adult Questionnaire Health   d3, d4, d5, d6, d8, d7, e1, e3, e4, e5, b1, b2, b3, b7 more than 20 Capacity
Not clearly stated
  Yes/No
Statements
None IF YES in one of the Screening questions' sections (Sections A to Section E). x 1 Need and use of health services, assistance
  Education   d8, PF None na   Yes/No
Statements
None IF YES in one of the Screening questions' sections (Sections A to Section E). x 1 Questions focus on the education level and the reason(s) the respondent has stopped education. What is his/her opinion about education and whether he/she wants to go back to school. In the response options you find disability/impairment-related reasons.
  Activity and Inactivity   d6, d8 None na   Yes/No
Statements
None IF YES in one of the Screening questions' sections (Sections A to Section E). x 1 Questions focus on the working situation and the reason(s) the respondent has stopped working. What is his/her opinion about working situation and whether he/she wants to go back to work. In the response options you find disability/impairment-related reasons.
  Main Employment/Job                 x 0  
  Secondary Employment/Job                 x 0 Questions are on the profession and for what reason they have a second job.
  Duration of Activity                 x 0  
  Employment Seeking and Unemployment                 x 0  
  Income                 x 0  
  Livelihoods                 x 0 Focus on food, drinking and poverty situation of HH.
  Self Perception   b1 1 to 5 na   Yes/No None IF YES in one of the Screening questions' sections (Sections A to Section E). Men only x 1 Feelings and what they think about their situation in the future
  Awareness                 x 0 (men only)
  Marriage                 x 0 (men only)
  Social Participation   d9, e3, e4 1 to 5 Not clearly stated   Yes/No
Statements
  IF YES in one of the Screening questions' sections (Sections A to Section E). Men only x 1  
  Self Perception   b1 1 to 5 na   Yes/No None IF YES in one of the Screening questions' sections (Sections A to Section E). Women only x 1 Feelings and what they think about their situation in the future
  Awareness                 x 0 (women only)
  Marriage                 x 0 (women only)
  Social Participation   d9, e3, e4 1 to 5 Not clearly stated   Yes/No
Statements
None IF YES in one of the Screening questions' sections (Sections A to Section E). Women only x 1  
  Final questions   PF, nd 1 to 5 na   Yes/No
Statements
None IF YES in one of the Screening questions' sections (Sections A to Section E). x 1 Questions about food, love, emotions and why they have a disability, "reason" for disability
Child Questionnaire                       Similar content as adult questionnaire (see above).
General impressions
The NDSA includes (1) a lot of questions about the financial- poverty status of the people andtheir living situation (e.g flowing water, candle or electricity), (2) questions about the treatment of illnesses, (3) questions about political issues, (4) family affairs (e.g., who has choosen his/her wife for a marriage(family, community members...) and (5) a lot of ceremonies and religious questions . There are not many disability questions. The survey's focus is on the social status and how people manage their lives to survive in the crisis region.
It is important to emphasize that after having identified a person with disability within a HH (using the screening questions) data of a matched person (living in the same HH) and a control person (living in another HH) was used to compare the livelihoods of "persons with disability" and "persons without disability".