What does SF-36 stand for?

January 4, 2021 Off By idswater

What does SF-36 stand for?

Short Form 36 Health Survey Questionnaire
The Short Form 36 Health Survey Questionnaire (SF-36) is used to indicate the health status of particular populations, to help with service planning and to measure the impact of clinical and social interventions.

Is the SF-36 a Hrqol instrument?

The SF-36 is a validated HRQOL tool that can be used in a wide spectrum of medical conditions.

Who developed SF-36?

RAND
36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36) As part of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS), a multi-year, multi-site study to explain variations in patient outcomes, RAND developed the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). SF-36 is a set of generic, coherent, and easily administered quality-of-life measures.

How is SF 12 scored?

Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating better physical and mental health functioning [27]. A score of 50 or less on the PCS-12 has been recommended as a cut-off to determine a physical condition; while a score of 42 or less on the MCS-12 may be indicative of ‘clinical depression’ [27].

What is the physical component score?

PCS is composed of four scales assessing physical function, role limitations caused by physical problems, bodily pain, and general health. Higher scores represent better physical health.

How are the items on the SF-36 scored?

Note that all items are scored so that a high score defines a more favorable health state. In addition, each item is scored on a 0 to 100 range so that the lowest and highest possible scores are 0 and 100, respectively. Scores represent the percentage of total possible score achieved.

What are the dimensions of the SF-36 questionnaire?

The SF-36 is a 36 item questionnaire that measures eight multi-item dimensions of health: physical functioning (10 items) social functioning (2 items) role limitations due to physical problems (4 items), role limitations due to emotional problems (3 items), mental health (5 items), energy/vitality (4 items), pain (2 items), and general health

Are there 36 items in the MOS SF-36?

These 36 items, presented here, are identical to the MOS SF-36 described in Ware and Sherbourne (1992).