Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Injury and Death

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Injury and Death includes 8 items from the Accident and Injury Module assessing injuries and deaths for reasons including violence/assault and self-harm. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original Accident and Injury Module questionnaire located here.

Multi-Country

ITEMS:

 1. In the last 12 months, was anyone in your household killed or injured in an incident other than a road traffic accident? By injured, I mean that their injuries were severe enough that for at least one day they could not carry out their normal daily activities.

Response Options:
Yes
No

 2. What is the name of the first/next person killed or injured?

Response Option:
Name = _____
Enter the name of each person killed or injured, starting with the name the respondent mentions first.

 3. In what type of incident was (NAME) killed or injured? [If a person had more than one incident, ask questions about the most recent incident only.]

Response Options:
Fire/burning
Animal bite
Fall
Drowning / Near drowning
Poisoning
Electrical injury
Struck by person/object
Cut or stabbed
Gunshot
Other (specify)
Don’t know

 4. How did the death or injury happen?

Response Options:
Accidental
Natural disaster
Violence / assault
Self-harm
Don’t know

 5. Was (NAME) male or female?

Response Options:
Male
Female

 6. What kind of injuries did (NAME) have as a result of the incident? [record all mentioned]

Response Options:
Cut/bite/open wound
Broken bone
Burn
Poisoning
Head injury
Internal injury
Suffocation
Other (specify)
Don’t know

 7. Does (NAME) continue to have any health problems as a result of the incident?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Don’t know

 8. In what ways does (NAME) continue to have health problems as a result of the injury? [record all mentioned]

Response Options:
Paralyzed
Brain damage
Disfigurement
Loss of limb
Los of limb function
Loss of eyesight
Loss of hearing
Chronic pain
Emotional trauma
Other (specify)
Don’t know

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Kenya
Madagascar
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Rwanda
Senegal
The Gambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Accident and Injury Module. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm.

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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