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A multi-purpose, short-form health survey with 36 questions. It yields an 8-scale profile of functional health and well-being scores and provides a psychometrically-based physical and mental health summary. It is a generic measure rather than one that targets a specific age, disease, or treatment group. SF-36 has proven useful in surveys of general and specific populations, comparing the relative burden of diseases, and in differentiating the health benefits from a wide range of different treatments. SF-36 is a measure of health status rather than of quality of life or health-related quality of life.

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28