Outcome measurement in functional somatic syndromes: SF-36 summary scores and some scales were not valid.

  title={Outcome measurement in functional somatic syndromes: SF-36 summary scores and some scales were not valid.},
  author={A. Schroeder and E. Oernboel and R. Licht and M. Sharpe and P. Fink},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  volume={65 1},
  • A. Schroeder, E. Oernboel, +2 authors P. Fink
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical epidemiology
  • OBJECTIVE This study aimed to test the validity of the 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) scales and summaries in patients with severe functional somatic syndromes (FSS), such as fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING One hundred twenty patients with severe FSS enrolled in a randomized controlled trial filled in the SF-36 questionnaire. We tested for data quality, central scaling assumptions, and agreement with the conceptual model. RESULTS Most SF-36… CONTINUE READING
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