Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: November 27, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412953948 | Print ISBN: 9781412928168 | Online ISBN: 9781412953948| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Sf-36® Health Survey
Diane M. Turner-Bowker & Michael A. DeRosa & John E. Ware Jr.
The SF-36® Health Survey is a 36-item questionnaire used to assess patient-reported health-related qualityof-life outcomes. The SF-36® Health Survey measures eight domains of health: 1. Physical functioning 2. Role-Physical 3. Bodily pain 4. General health 5. Vitality 6. Social functioning 7. Role-Emotional 8. Mental health It yields an eight-scale profile of norm-based scores (one for each of the eight domains of health) as well as physical and mental health component summary scores, a self-reported health transition rating, a response consistency index (RCI), and a preferencebased health utility index (SF-6D). The SF-36® Health Survey is a generic measure proven to be useful for comparing general and specific populations, comparing the relative burden of diseases, differentiating the health benefits produced by a wide range of different treatments, screening individual patients, and predicting health care costs, mortality, and other important outcomes. Adapted for use in more than 90 country/language versions, it is available ...