The SF- (36) Health Survey is a 36-item, patient-reported survey of patient health including 8 scaled scores which are the weighted sums of the questions in their section. Each scale is directly transformed into a 0-100 score on the assumption that each question carries equal weight. The eight scaled scores were: vitality, physical functioning, bodily pain, general health perceptions, physical role functioning, emotional role functioning, social role functioning mental health. Beside an overall score both a mental and physical component can be computed.
Year: 1992 Authors: Ware et al. Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Quality of life
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Measure: Quality of life
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 21
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 0-100 Reference: Ware, J., & Sherbourne, C. (1992). The MOS 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36): I. Conceptual Framework and Item Selection. Medical Care, 30(6), 473-483.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No

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