The VR-12 is a brief, generic, multi-use, self-administered health survey comprised of 12 items. The instrument is primarily used to measure health related quality of life, to estimate disease burden and to evaluate disease-specific benchmarks with other populations. The 12 items in the questionnaire correspond to eight principal physical and mental health domains including general health perceptions; physical functioning; role limitations due to physical and emotional problems; bodily pain; energy-fatigue, social functioning and mental health. The 12 items are summarized into two scores, a “Physical Health Summary Measure {PCS-physical component score}” and a “Mental Health Summary Measure {MCS-mental component score}”. These provide an important contrast between physical and psychological health status.
Year: 2006 Authors: Kazis Disease: Obesity Outcome: Quality of life-Physical and psychological functioning
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Measure: Quality of Life
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 0-100 Reference: Kazis LE, Miller DR, Skinner KM, Lee A, Ren XS, Clark JA, Rogers WH, Spiro III A, Selim A, Linzer M, Payne SM, Mansell D, Fincke BG. (2006) Applications of Methodologies of the Veterans Health Study in the VA Health Care System: Conclusions and Summary. J Ambulatory Care Management 29:2 182-188.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Notes Veterans Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes