Is the SF-12 version 2 Health Survey a valid and equivalent substitute for the SF-36 version 2 Health Survey for the Chinese?

@article{Lam2013IsTS,
  title={Is the SF-12 version 2 Health Survey a valid and equivalent substitute for the SF-36 version 2 Health Survey for the Chinese?},
  author={Elegance Ting Pui Lam and Cindy Lo Kuen Lam and Daniel Yee Tak Fong and Wen Wei Huang},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={200-8}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The scoring algorithm of the 12-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) was revised in the second version (SF-12v2), but information on its psychometric properties is lacking. This study determined whether the SF-12v2 was a valid and equivalent substitute for the SF-36v2 Health Survey (version 2) for the Chinese. METHODS A total of 2410 Chinese adults in Hong Kong completed the SF-36 Health Survey by telephone. The SF-12v2 data were extracted from the SF-36 data… CONTINUE READING

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