National Academies Press: OpenBook

Survey Measurement of Work Disability: Summary of a Workshop (2000)

Chapter: Appendix A: Study Mandate

« Previous: References
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Study Mandate." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2000. Survey Measurement of Work Disability: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9787.
×

APPENDIX A

Review of the Social Security Administration's Disability Decision Process Research

STUDY MANDATE

The study will review and provide advice on the scope of work, design, content of the survey, and the approach and scientific methods of completed and planned research as the Social Security Administration (SSA) develops the new disability decision process. The study will focus on the population 18–69 years of age. Although the committee is given latitude in setting its own agenda and designing its plan of work, the topics it explores will include:

  • Review of the research plan and timeline for developing a new decision process for disability;

  • Review of the preliminary design of the Disability Evaluation Study (DES) research efforts, the scope of work for the DES, and the design and content of the survey, as proposed by the survey contractor, as well as SSA's plans to integrate the decision method and DES research effort, identifying statistical design, methodological and content concerns, and other outstanding issues;

  • Examine the results of completed research including research into existing functional assessment instruments and subsequently identified research for SSA's redesign efforts, and provide advice for adopting or developing functional assessment instruments or protocols for the redesigned disability process and the DES in particular; and

  • Assess the results and findings of the research undertaken by SSA, comment on future research proposals, and offer advice on the analysis of the consequences of alternative disability determination processes. Some of the topic areas that might be considered include functional assessment of work-related limitations of physical and mental impairments; disability decision processes (including screening mechanisms); testing and validating decision processes for determining disability; and age, education, and work experience.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Study Mandate." Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. 2000. Survey Measurement of Work Disability: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9787.
×
Page 77
Next: Appendix B: Workshop Agenda »
Survey Measurement of Work Disability: Summary of a Workshop Get This Book
×
Buy Paperback | $39.00 Buy Ebook | $31.99
MyNAP members save 10% online.
Login or Register to save!
Download Free PDF

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is engaged in redesigning its disability determination process for providing cash benefits and medical assistance to blind and disabled persons under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program (Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act). The agency has undertaken a multiyear research effort to develop and test the feasibility, validity, reliability, and practicality of the redesigned disability determination process before making any decision about its national implementation.

Survey Measurement of Work Disability reviews and provides advice on this research. One of the major areas for review is the ongoing independent, scientific review of the scope of work, design, and content of the Disability Evaluation Study (DES) and the conduct of the study by the chosen survey contractor. This report identifies statistical design, methodological, and content concerns and addresses other issues as they arise.

  1. ×

    Welcome to OpenBook!

    You're looking at OpenBook, NAP.edu's online reading room since 1999. Based on feedback from you, our users, we've made some improvements that make it easier than ever to read thousands of publications on our website.

    Do you want to take a quick tour of the OpenBook's features?

    No Thanks Take a Tour »
  2. ×

    Show this book's table of contents, where you can jump to any chapter by name.

    « Back Next »
  3. ×

    ...or use these buttons to go back to the previous chapter or skip to the next one.

    « Back Next »
  4. ×

    Jump up to the previous page or down to the next one. Also, you can type in a page number and press Enter to go directly to that page in the book.

    « Back Next »
  5. ×

    Switch between the Original Pages, where you can read the report as it appeared in print, and Text Pages for the web version, where you can highlight and search the text.

    « Back Next »
  6. ×

    To search the entire text of this book, type in your search term here and press Enter.

    « Back Next »
  7. ×

    Share a link to this book page on your preferred social network or via email.

    « Back Next »
  8. ×

    View our suggested citation for this chapter.

    « Back Next »
  9. ×

    Ready to take your reading offline? Click here to buy this book in print or download it as a free PDF, if available.

    « Back Next »
Stay Connected!