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

A shorter form health survey: can the SF-12 replicate results from the SF-36 in longitudinal... 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 Component Summary Score (MCS)). In this paper, we adopt scoring algorithms for the UK SF-36 and SF-12 summary scores to evaluate the picture of change gained invarious treatment groups. Methods The SF-36 was administered in three treatment groups (ACE inhibitors for congestive heart failure, continuous positive airways therapy for sleep apnoea, and open vs laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia). Results PCS and MCS scores calculated from the SF-36 or a sub-set of 12 items (the‘SF-12’) were virtually identical, and indicated the same magnitude of ill-health and degree of change overtime. Conclusions The results suggest that where two summary scores of health status are adequate then the SF-12 may be the instrument of choice. 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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 Component Summary Score (MCS)). In this paper, we adopt scoring algorithms for the UK SF-36 and SF-12 summary scores to evaluate the picture of change gained invarious treatment groups. Methods The SF-36 was administered in three treatment groups (ACE inhibitors for congestive heart failure, continuous positive airways therapy for sleep apnoea, and open vs laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia). Results PCS and MCS scores calculated from the SF-36 or a sub-set of 12 items (the‘SF-12’) were virtually identical, and indicated the same magnitude of ill-health and degree of change overtime. Conclusions The results suggest that where two summary scores of health status are adequate then the SF-12 may be the instrument of choice. Key words SF-36 SF-12 summary scales sensitivity to change © Oxford University Press « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article J Public Health (1997) 19 (2): 179-186. » Abstract Free Full Text (PDF) Free Classifications Article Services Article metrics Alert me when cited Alert me if corrected Find similar articles Similar articles in Web of Science Similar articles in PubMed Add to my archive Download citation Request Permissions Disclaimer Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing articles via CrossRef Citing articles via Scopus Citing articles via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar Google Scholar Articles by Jenkinson, C. Articles by Stradling, J. Search for related content PubMed PubMed citation Articles by Jenkinson, C. Articles by Layte, R. Articles by Jenkinson, D. Articles by Lawrence, K. Articles by Petersen, S. Articles by Paice, C. Articles by Stradling, J. Related Content Load related web page information Share Email this article CiteULike Delicious Facebook Google+ Mendeley Twitter What's this? 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Population dynamics and climate change: what are the links? Reflection as part of continuous professional development for public health professionals: a literature review » View all Most Read articles Most Cited Which deprivation? A comparison of selected deprivation indexes Mortality from all causes and circulatory disease by country of birth in England and Wales 2001-2003 Mode of questionnaire administration can have serious effects on data quality Systematic review of discharge coding accuracy The measurement of patient satisfaction » View all Most Cited articles Disclaimer: Please note that abstracts for content published before 1996 were created through digital scanning and may therefore not exactly replicate the text of the original print issues. All efforts have been made to ensure accuracy, but the Publisher will not be held responsible for any remaining inaccuracies. If you require any further clarification, please contact our Customer Services Department. 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