10:30–10:45 a.m.

Overview of Background Paper—Population Survey Measures of Functioning: Strengths and Weaknesses

Barbara Altman

10:45–11:00 a.m.

Developing Questions in Surveys to Identify People Early in the Disablement Process

Linda Fried

11:00–11:15 a.m.

Enhancing the Ascertainment of Disability

Thomas Gill

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Self Versus Proxy Responses in Population Surveys

Jay Magaziner

11:30–11:45 a.m.

Expanding Mode of Survey Administration – (face to face, telephone, Internet, etc.)

Arie Kapteyn

11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Comments and General Discussion


12:15 p.m.

Working Lunch—Continuation of Discussion


1:30–3:00 p.m.





Alan Jette


Potential Methods for Refining or Augmenting Current Measures of Late-Life Disability in Population Surveys to Foster Comparability Across Key Subgroups (taking into account suitability for population surveys, relevance for monitoring trends, response burden and bias, and costs)



1:30–1:45 p.m.

Performance Measures in Population Surveys:

  • Initial use and diffusion

  • Using performance measures to calibrate disability cut-points across population groups

Jack Guralnik

1:45–2:00 p.m.

Improving Patient Reported Measurement of Disability Using Item Response Theory/Computer-Adaptive Testing Techniques:

  • Are these suitable for population surveys?

  • Are they relevant for monitoring trends?

Karon Cook

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