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How useful are the SF-36 sub-scales in older people? Mokken scaling of data from the HALCyon programme.

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PURPOSE: To evaluate two psychometric properties of SF-36, namely unidimensionality and reliability. METHODS: The data are from three cohorts in the HALCyon collaborative research programme into healthy ageing: Aberdeen Birth Cohort 1936 (n = 428), Hertfordshire Ageing Study (n = 358) and Hertfordshire Cohort Study (n = 3,216). The Mokken scaling model was applied to each sub-scale of SF-36 to evaluate unidimensionality as indicated by scalability. The lower bound for internal consistency rel...

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10.1007/s11136-010-9838-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation
Volume:
20
Issue:
7
Pages:
1005-1010
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1573-2649
ISSN:
0962-9343
URN:
uuid:93291acc-82cf-405c-b8e1-9f802d1611b8
Source identifiers:
179668
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pubs:179668

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