Chinese SF-36 Health Survey: translation, cultural adaptation, validation, and normalisation.

  title={Chinese SF-36 Health Survey: translation, cultural adaptation, validation, and normalisation.},
  author={Lawrence X. Yu Bing V. Li and Hung- Ming Wang and Y Q Shen},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={57 4},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To develop a self administered Chinese (mainland) version of the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) for use in health related quality of life measurements in China. DESIGN A three stage protocol was followed including translation, tests of scaling construction and scoring assumptions, validation, and normalisation. SETTING 1000 households in 18 communities of Hangzhou. PARTICIPANTS 1688 respondents recruited by multi-stage mixed sampling. MAIN RESULTS The assumption of… CONTINUE READING
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