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A shorter form health survey: can the SF-12 replicate results from the SF-36 in longitudinal studies?

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BACKGROUND: The SF-36 is a generic health status measure which has gained popularity as a measure of outcome in a wide variety of patient groups and social surveys. However, there is a need for even shorter measures, which reduce respondent burden. The developers of the SF-36 have consequently suggested that a 12-item sub-set of the items may accurately reproduce the two summary component scores which can be derived from the SF-36 [the Physical Component Summary Score (PCS) and Mental Health ...

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Journal:
Journal of public health medicine More from this journal
Volume:
19
Issue:
2
Pages:
179-186
Publication date:
1997-06-01
EISSN:
1464-3782
ISSN:
0957-4832

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