Correlated physical and mental health summary scores for the SF-36 and SF-12 Health Survey, V.1

@article{Farivar2007CorrelatedPA,
  title={Correlated physical and mental health summary scores for the SF-36 and SF-12 Health Survey, V.1},
  author={Sepideh S Farivar and William E. Cunningham and R. Duane Hays},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={54 - 54}
}
BACKGROUND The SF-36 and SF-12 summary scores were derived using an uncorrelated (orthogonal) factor solution. We estimate SF-36 and SF-12 summary scores using a correlated (oblique) physical and mental health factor model. METHODS We administered the SF-36 to 7,093 patients who received medical care from an independent association of 48 physician groups in the western United States. Correlated physical health (PCSc) and mental health (MCSc) scores were constructed by multiplying each SF-36… CONTINUE READING

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