What Score in WHODAS 2.0 12-Item Interviewer Version Corresponds to 40 % Psychiatric Disability? A Comparative Study Against IDEAS

  • Chethan Basavarajappa
  • Kailash Suresh Kumar
  • Vedalaveni Chowdappa Suresh
  • Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar
  • Vinutha Ravishankar
  • Umamaheswari Vanamoorthy
  • Urvakhsh Mehta
  • Avinash Waghmare
  • Sivakumar Thanapal
Original Article


World Health Organization (WHO) has developed WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) in line with International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to assess disability across cultures and diseases. Universal usage of this instrument will synchronize disability data across various countries and help in international comparison. In this study, we sought to find out the cut-off point in WHODAS 2.0 12-item Interviewer Version that corresponds to the global score of 7 on Indian Disability Evaluation and Assessment Scale (IDEAS). This cut-off on IDEAS denotes 40 % disability, making patients eligible for social welfare benefits. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis showed that a score of 23 on WHODAS 2.0 12-item Interviewer Version corresponded to the global IDEAS score of 7 on using the Youden’s J static. Additionally, ROC curve showed that WHODAS is an accurate test to measure psychiatric disability.


Disability evaluation Disability assessment IDEAS WHODAS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chethan Basavarajappa
    • 1
  • Kailash Suresh Kumar
    • 2
  • Vedalaveni Chowdappa Suresh
    • 2
  • Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar
    • 2
  • Vinutha Ravishankar
    • 2
  • Umamaheswari Vanamoorthy
    • 2
  • Urvakhsh Mehta
    • 2
  • Avinash Waghmare
    • 1
  • Sivakumar Thanapal
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Department of PsychiatryNational Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)BengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryNational Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)BengaluruIndia

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