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|Title:||Disability Follow-Up to the 1996/97 Family Resources Survey|
|Depositor:||Department of Social Security. Social Research Branch|
Department of Social Security. Social Research Branch
National Centre for Social Research
Office for National Statistics
Department of Social Security
|Other acknowledgements:||Emily Grundy, Centre for Population Studies, London School of Health and Tropical Medicine carried out secondary analysis.|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The aim of the survey was to find out the size and characteristics of the disabled adult population of GB. The research is based on a follow-up survey of disabled respondents in Family Resources Survey, 1996-1997, held under SN 3957 - part of a continuous survey of household characteristics, incomes and resources. Respondents who matched any one of a series of sift criteria based on age, benefit receipt or reported health problems were asked to take part in a further interview. This asked in detail about cause, type and severity of disability, the extra needs and costs which result, and participation in leisure and social activities.
The depositor has advised that this study should be used in conjunction with the Family Resources Survey, 1996-1997.
The main topics covered are: prevalence, severity and types of disability; socio-demographic characteristics; economic activity; financial circumstances; use of social and health services; needs for assistance; and social participation.
The dataset follows the format of the questionnaire. The follow-up interview had two parts. Part one was concerned with health complaints and difficulties performing everyday activities. It consisted of all the questions needed to apply the severity scales developed for the 1985 survey, plus a number of additional questions related to disability and incapacity benefit entitlement. Anyone reporting any difficulty with any of the activities went on to the second part of the interview. Of the 7300 interviews, 6200 went the full length. The second part of the interview is primarily concerned with extra needs and costs. Questions cover health, social and other services, specialised aids and adaptations, and general items in household budgets, such as food or transport, whose consumption might be affected by disability. The follow-up survey data is held in a single dataset at person level. This includes all cases eligible for the follow-up survey whether or not an interview took place. It contains information on age and sex from the FRS, interview outcomes, and the sift criteria satisfied by each respondent. It also contains all the raw data from the interview, including verbatim reports of health complaints, plus a range of derived variables. These include severity scores, age in five year bands, ICD codes for health complaints, earliest age of onset of each health complaint, flags for the presence of a disability in each of the 13 dimensions making up the scales, duration of each reported disability (excluding intellectual functioning and personal care problems), and Incapacity Benefit all-work test physical and mental component scores. Weights and grossing factors have been calculated for follow-up survey cases, based on the FRS grossing factors, adjusted for the nine month duration of the follow-up survey, and variations in response by age and sex at the follow-up stage.
The OPCS severity scale for disability was used.
|Dates of fieldwork:||July 1996 - April 1997|
Standard Statistical Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Disabled adults in Great Britain selected as part of the Family Resources Survey 1996-1997.
Follow-up to cross-sectional study
Multi-stage stratified random sample
stratified clustered probability sample
|Number of units:||8683 (target) 7263 (obtained)|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||No information recorded|
|AIDS FOR THE DISABLED||AIDS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED||AIDS FOR THE SPEECH IMPAIRED|
|AIDS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED||ALCOHOL USE||ANXIETY|
|BED COVERINGS||CARE IN THE COMMUNITY||CARE OF THE DISABLED|
|CHRONIC ILLNESS||CINEMA ATTENDANCE||CLOTHING|
|CLUBS||COGNITION DISORDERS||COMMUNITY BEHAVIOUR|
|COSTS||CULTURAL PARTICIPATION||DAY CARE|
|DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS||DEPRESSION||DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERS|
|DISABILITIES||DISABLED FACILITIES||DISABLED PERSONS|
|DISEASES||DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT AIDS||DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES|
|DRUG USE||EARLY RETIREMENT||EMOTIONAL STATES|
|EMPLOYMENT HISTORY||EMPLOYMENT||EVERYDAY LIFE|
|EXPENDITURE||FAMILY LIFE||FAMILY MEMBERS|
|FEAR||FINANCIAL RESOURCES||FOOD AND NUTRITION|
|GRANTS||GREAT BRITAIN||HEALTH ADVICE|
|HEALTH CONSULTATIONS||HEALTH SERVICES||HEALTH|
|HEARING AIDS||HEARING IMPAIRMENTS||HEATING SYSTEMS|
|HOME VISITS||HOSPITAL SERVICES||HOUSEWORK|
|INCONTINENCE AIDS||INJURIES||INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION|
|LIVING CONDITIONS||MEDICAL CENTRES||MEDICAL DIETS|
|MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES||MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS||MEMORY DISORDERS|
|MENTAL DISORDERS||MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS||MOBILITY AIDS|
|PERSONAL APPEARANCE||PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT||PERSONAL HYGIENE|
|PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES||PRESCRIPTION DRUGS||PSYCHIATRISTS|
|READING SKILLS||RESPITE CARE||SEIZURES|
|SLEEP DISORDERS||SOCIAL ACTIVITIES (LEISURE)||SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR|
|SOCIAL PARTICIPATION||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL SERVICES|
|SOCIAL SUPPORT||SPORTING EVENTS||STRESS (PSYCHOLOGICAL)|
|SURGICAL AIDS||THEATRE ATTENDANCE||TRAINING|
|TRAVEL||URINARY INCONTINENCE||VISION IMPAIRMENTS|
|VISITS (PERSONAL)||VISITS TO RECREATIONAL FACILITIES||VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES|
|VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS||WALKING AIDS||WALKING|
|WRITING SKILLS||ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||03 March 2000|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_4090_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Craig, P. (1996) Disability Follow-up to the Family Resources Survey: aims, methods and coverage, in-house report 19, London: DSS: Analytical Services Division, Social Research Branch.
Craig, P. and Greenslade, M. (1998) First findings from the Disability Follow-up to the Family Resources Survey, Research Summary No.5, London: DSS: Analytical Services Division, Social Research Branch.
Grundy, E., et al (1999) Disability in Great Britain, Department of Social Security Research Report 94, London: DSS/Corporate Document Services. ISBN 1841231193.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Clarkson, P.J., Coleman, R., Hosking, I. and Waller, S. (2007) 'Inclusive Design Toolkit', Engineering Design Centre, University Of Cambridge. http://www.inclusivedesigntoolkit.com/ (updated 2016)
Waller, S.D., Langdon, P.M. and Clarkson, P.J. (2008) 'Converting disability data into a format suitable for estimating design exclusion', in P.M. Langdon, P.J. Clarkson and P. Robinson (eds.), Designing Inclusive Futures, Springer Press, pp. 3-14. ISBN 978-1848002104.
Waller, S.D., Langdon, P.M., Cardoso, C. and Clarkson, P.J. (2008) 'Calibrating capability loss simulators to population data', in International Conference On Contemporary Ergonomics (Ce2008), Nottingham, UK, pp.279-284.
Waller, S.D. and Clarkson, P.J. (2009) 'Tools for inclusive design' , in C. Stephanides (ed.), The universal access handbook, CRC Press, ISBN 9780805862805.
Waller, S.D., Langdon, P.M. And Clarkson, P.J. (2009) 'Visualizing design exclusion predicted by disability data: a mobile phone case study' in 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (Part I), San Diego, California, USA, pp.644-653.
Waller, S.D., Langdon, P.M. and Clarkson, P.J. (2010) 'Designing a more inclusive world', Journal of Integrated Care, 18 (4), pp.19-25.
Waller, S.D., Langdon, P.M. and Clarkson, P.J. (2010) 'Using disability data to estimate design exclusion' Universal Access in the Information Society, 9(3), pp.195-207.
Waller, S.D., Williams, E.Y., Langdon, P.M. and Clarkson, P.J. (2010) 'understanding the co-occurrence of ability loss', in P.M. Langdon, P.J. Clarkson and P. Robinson (eds.), Designing Inclusive Interactions, Springer Press, ISBN 978-1849961653.
Waller, S.D., Williams, E.Y., Langdon, P.M. and Clarkson, P.J. (2010) 'Quantifying exclusion for tasks related to product interaction', in P.M. Langdon, P.J. Clarkson and P. Robinson (eds.), Designing Inclusive Interactions, Springer Press, ISBN 978-1849961653.
Waller, S.D., Bradley, M.D., Langdon, P.M. and Clarkson, P.J. (2013) 'Visualising the number of people who cannot perform tasks related to product interactions', Universal Access In The Information Society, DOI 10.1007/S10209-013-0297-0