Listening to respondents: a qualitative assessment of the Short-Form 36 Health Status Questionnaire.

  title={Listening to respondents: a qualitative assessment of the Short-Form 36 Health Status Questionnaire.},
  author={Sara Mallinson},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={54 1},
Standardised health status questionnaires are widely used to obtain subjective assessments of health. However, little research has investigated the meaning of the data they produce. Statistical tests will highlight some problems with the structure and wording of a questionnaire but they cannot shed any light on the way in which respondents interpret questions or their intended meaning when they select a response. Various qualitative techniques are being used within disciplines such as sociology… CONTINUE READING
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