Violence and Injury Prevention

How you can help validate ACE-IQ

ACE-IQ Version 1 is the first survey-ready version of this instrument.

The questions in it have been formulated after testing an earlier version for acceptability and comprehensibility in China, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. In addition, an early version was applied in Viet Nam as part of a broader mental health survey.

The current priority is to test the reliability and validity of ACE-IQ Version 1 by implementing it as part of broader health surveys in 6-8 countries.

WHO and its partners in the ACE global research network welcome any offers to help in the validation of ACE-IQ Version 1. If you are interested in contributing to this exercise, please contact Dr Alexander Butchart, WHO Violence Prevention Coordinator (