The EHES Manual

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

 

Contents of the EHES Manual

Part A. Planning and preparation of the survey

Contenst Part A as pdf document

  • Contents:
    • Introduction
    • 1. Survey planning and management
    • 2. Target population and sample size
    • 3. Sampling procedures
    • 4. Legal and ethical aspects
    • 5. Selecting the measurements
    • 6. Timing of the fieldwork and order of measurements
    • 7. Selecting the examination site
    • 8. Questionnaire design and administration
    • 9. Selection of the fieldwork staff
    • 10. Blood samples and laboratory analyses
    • 11. Quality assurance
    • 12. Data management
    • 14. Recruitment of participants
    • 14. Dissemination and publicity
    • 15. Training programme
    • 16. Preparation of the survey budget

Part B. Fiedlwork procedures

Part B as pdf document.

  • Contents:
    • Introduction
    • 1. Coordinating the fieldwork
    • 2. Intructions to participation and motivating participants
    • 3. Obtaining informed consent
    • 4. Interviewing and checking questionnaires
    • 5. Core measurements
      • 5.1 Blood pressure
      • 5.2 Height
      • 5.3 Weight
      • 5.4 Waist circumference
      • 5.5 Laboratory instructions for blood samples
      • 5.6 Recording forms for measuremens, laboratory and quality control
      • 5.7 EHES questionnaire
      • 5.8 Feedback to the participants
    • 6. Data management
    • 7. Quality control

Part C. European level collaboration

Part C as pdf document:

  • Contents:
    • Introduction
    • 1. Data sharing rules
    • 2. EHES RC data management
    • 3. Evaluation and quality assurance
    • 4. Indicators
    • 5. Reporting
    • 6. Organization and European leve coordination of EHES