Cultural Issues in Using the SF-36 Health Survey in Asia: Results from Taiwan

@article{Tseng2003CulturalII,
  title={Cultural Issues in Using the SF-36 Health Survey in Asia: Results from Taiwan},
  author={Hsu-Min Tseng and Jui-fen Rachel Lu and Barbara L. Gandek},
  journal={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2003},
  volume={1},
  pages={72 - 72}
}
BACKGROUND The feasibility of using the SF-36 in non-Western cultures is important for researchers seeking to understand cultural influences upon health status perceptions. This paper reports on the performance of the Taiwan version of the SF-36, including the implications of cultural influences. METHODS A total of 1191 volunteered subjects from the general population answered the translated SF-36 Taiwan version, which was developed following IQOLA project protocols. RESULTS Results from… CONTINUE READING

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