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Common values in assessing health outcomes from disease and injury: disability weights measurement study for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

Joshua A Salomon, Theo Vos, Daniel R Hogan, Michael Gagnon, Mohsen Naghavi, Ali Mokdad, Nazma Begum, Razibuzzaman Shah, Muhammad Karyana, Soewarta Kosen, Mario Reyna Farje, Gilberto Moncada, Arup Dutta, Sunil Sazawal, Andrew Dyer, Jason Seiler, Victor Aboyans, Lesley Baker, Amanda Baxter, Emelia J Benjamin Show all

The Lancet | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2012


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A Davis is employed by the UK National Health Service and works for the UK Department of Health as lead adviser on audiology. E R Dorsey has been a consultant to Lundbeck and Medtronic and receives research support from Lundbeck and Prana Biotechnology. M Ezzati chaired a session and gave a talk at the World Cardiology Congress (WCC), with his travel cost reimbursed by the World Heart Federation; he also gave a talk at a session organized by PepsiCo with no financial or other remuneration. H Hoffman is a US Federal Government employee of the National Institutes of Health. G A Mensah is a former employee of PepsiCo. F Perez-Ruiz has been an adviser for Ardea, Menarini, Novartis, Metabolex; has been a member of a speaker's bureau for Menarini and Novartis; has been an adviser on educational issues for Savient; has received investigation grants from the Spanish Health Ministry and Hospital de Cruces Rheumatology Association; and is the principal investigator in clinical trials for Ardea. The other authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.We thank all the survey respondents who participated in the study and the survey field staff who did the interviews. We acknowledge institutions that were pivotal in implementation of the survey around the world, providing administrative and logistical support to data collection: Shimantik, Bangladesh; Instituto Cuanto, Peru; the Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri, Pemba Island, Tanzania; ICF International (formerly ICF Macro); and the National Institute of Health Research and Development at the Ministry of Health, Indonesia. We thank the many individuals who have contributed to GBD 2010 in various capacities, and particularly recognise the important contributions to this work from many WHO staff members. We are grateful for guidance and feedback from participants at the Expert Consultation on Disability Weights (Seattle, WA, USA; September, 2008): Laura Damschroder, Dean Jamison, Jennifer Jelsma, Steven Kymes, Donald L Patrick, Michael Schoenbaum, and Michael Wolfson. We give special thanks to Dan Brock, Daniel M Hausman, and Dan Wikler for many enlightening discussions around the topic of disability weights over many years. We thank Colin Mathers and Gretchen Stevens for their particular contributions to many aspects of the study; Farah Chowdhury, Makame H Mohammed, Haidong Wang, Andres I Vecino Ortiz, Rebecca Myerson, and Zhongwei Jia for their assistance in translation of survey instruments; Lebogang Ramma, for insights from adapting the survey in South Africa; Ben Wikler, Jill Oviatt, Corwyn Ellison, and William Heisel for promoting the survey and helping it reach a widespread audience; Emmanuela Gakidou for many helpful suggestions; Erin C Mullany, Kate Muller, and Diana Haring for coordinating, reviewing, and editing the report; and Michael F MacIntyre for his steadfast management of innumerable elements in the overall GBD 2010 enterprise. J A Salomon acknowledges funding from the Burke Global Health Fellowship Program at the Harvard Global Health Institute. K Bhalla's primary source of support was the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility. R Bourne acknowledges support from the Vision and Eye Research Unit (Postgraduate Medical Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK). T S Brugha acknowledges funding from the Department of Health London for the National Health Service Information Centre and from the University of Leicester for the Estimating the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Conditions in Adults: Extending the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. C Bryan-Hancock received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pay for time as a Research Officer on this project. R Buchbinder was partially funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship, Monash University, and Cabrini Health. P Burney and D Jarvis acknowledge that the Chronic Respiratory Disease group received funding from the BUPA Foundation; they had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, decision to submit for publication, or preparation of the report. H Chen acknowledges that his role in the study was partly supported by the intramural research program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-USA. M Cross and L March acknowledge the support of the Royal North Shore Hospital and the Institute of Bone and Joint Research, (University of Sydney). N Dahodwala was supported by NIH grant K23 AG034236 and the Parkinson Council while working on this project.L Degenhardt was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship. T Driscoll was supported partly by funding from the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission (now Safework Australia). R Havmoeller was supported by a grant from the Swedish Research Council (#2011-1071). H W Hoek acknowledges support from three institutions: Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, The Hague, Netherlands; the Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands; and the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. D Hoy was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. K Pesudovs acknowledges institutional support from Flinders University. R Room's position at the University of Melbourne and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre is funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education and the Victorian Department of Health. U Sampson was supported by funding by the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Vanderbilt Clinical and Translational Scholars Award. L Sanchez-Riera acknowledges the Spanish Society of Rheumatology (Sociedad Espanola de Reumatologia). M Segui-Gomez's participation was partly supported by funding from the European Center for Injury Prevention, Universidad de Navarra. E Smith acknowledges the Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth Government of Australia, and Institute of Bone and Joint Research (IBJR; University of Sydney). W A Stolk received financial support from the Africa Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (WHO/APOC) for the work on onchocerciasis. D J Weatherall is supported by the Wellcome Trust UK, the Medical Research Council UK, and the Anthony Cerami and Ann Dunne Research Trust.