Adaptation and validation of the SF-36 Health Survey for use in Australia.

  title={Adaptation and validation of the SF-36 Health Survey for use in Australia.},
  author={Robert W. Sanson-Fisher and Janice J Perkins},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={51 11},
This article reports on the process undertaken to adapt the U.S. version of the SF-36 to an Australian setting. In addition, the results of psychometric testing, using the International Quality of Life Assessment (IQOLA) Project process and standards, is also reported. The adaptation process involved a number of steps including: a series of forward and backward translations; ratings of the difficulty of translating the SF-36 and the quality of the resulting translation. To assess the… CONTINUE READING
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