The National Survey on Health and Disability (NSHD)
NSHD Domains (scroll to bottom of this page)
Using the National Survey on Health and Disability Panel to Document the COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences of Working-Age Americans with Disabilities
This project builds upon the success of the existing National Survey on Health and Disability (NSHD) -and develops partnerships with other NIDILRR-funded projects to develop survey questions, analyze data using appropriate methods, and assure activities are conducted in a rigorous and timely fashion. Use of the well-established NSHD provides the opportunity for collecting longitudinal, pre- and post-pandemic, data. The NSHD has been fielded in 2018, 2019/2020, 2021 and 2022.
- Develop, pilot, and administer the fourth wave of the NSHD with COVID-19 supplement (Summer 2022) with the established NSHD sample and analyze using appropriate methods, with comparisons to the general population;
- Conduct structured interviews with selected NSHD participants (Fall 2022-Winter 2023) to fully understand a variety of pandemic experiences across diverse racial/ethnic, sexual, gender, geographic, age, employment, and disability groups;
- Conduct a call for proposals for additional COVID-19-related questions from other NIDILRR researchers (Spring 2023); and
- Administer the fifth wave of NSHD with COVID-19 supplement (Winter 2023/24), including questions from other NIDILRR researchers, addressing issues identified via Year 2 interviews, and new pandemic-related issues as they arise.
Findings will be used to develop policy briefs, consumer resources, scholarly journal articles, and specific policy and practice recommendations to address identified pandemic-related issues that affect the health and function, employment, and/or community living of Americans with disabilities. Anticipated outcomes of project activities include increased knowledge of the impact of COVID-19 and improved policies and practices.
DOMAINS of the NSHD
The list below provides the content domains of the NSHD. Please note not all domains are included in every wave.
- Health Status
- Personal Assistance Services (PAS)
- Community Participation & Social Isolation
- SSI, SSDI, & other benefits
- Insurance Coverage (including uninsured)
- COVID-19 SUPPLEMENT
- Unmet health care needs, by type of service
- Impact of delaying/foregoing types of care
- Household income (as % of FPL)
- Tech usage
- Multiple measures of disability
- Proxy items
- Identifiers for longitudinal NSHD analyses
For more information:
Jean P Hall, PIemail@example.com
Noelle K Kurth, Co-PIfirstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey Shinnick Goddard, Project Coordinatoremail@example.com
Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR, #90IFRE0050)