Measuring functional status in a population survey. The Dartmouth COOP functional health assessment charts/WONCA used in an epidemiological study

Fam Pract. 1993 Jun;10(2):212-8. doi: 10.1093/fampra/10.2.212.


In a population study, a random sample of 398 persons from 20 to 72 years answered the six item version of the Dartmouth COOP functional health assessment charts/WONCA. The results according to age and sex are presented. The charts have been developed primarily for use in clinical settings. In a cross-sectional study in a normal population, the instrument seems feasible in use and it differentiates between the sexes and age groups.

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living / classification
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Female
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Health Surveys*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Norway
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Urban Population / statistics & numerical data*