The EHES Manual

The EHES Manual is a European level master manual, which describes the European level standards for the national health examination surveys. The EHES Manual has three parts;

  • Part A - Planning and preparation of the survey,
  • Part B - Fieldwork procedures, and
  • Part C - European level collaboration and co-ordination.

The 1st edition of the manual with procedures for the core measurements was published in 2013. The EHES Manual is currently been updated. There are plans to add new measurement modules such as hip circumference, and physical function to the manual. There has also been interest from other European level initiatives and EU agencies to add modules to the EHES Manual. We are currently looking into a possibility to add and infectious disease and environmental exposure and health modules. The 2nd edition of the EHES Manual is expected to be published by the end of 2016.