Title

Overview of the SF-36 Health Survey and the International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA) Project

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Publication Date

11-17-1998

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Activities of Daily Living; Factor Analysis, Statistical; *Health Status Indicators; Humans; International Cooperation; Psychometrics; *Quality of Life; Reproducibility of Results

Disciplines

Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research

Abstract

This article presents information about the development and evaluation of the SF-36 Health Survey, a 36-item generic measure of health status. It summarizes studies of reliability and validity and provides administrative and interpretation guidelines for the SF-36. A brief history of the International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA) Project is also included.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Clin Epidemiol. 1998 Nov;51(11):903-12. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of clinical epidemiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed