Quality of life measurement after stroke: uses and abuses of the SF-36.

@article{Hobart2002QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life measurement after stroke: uses and abuses of the SF-36.},
  author={Jeremy Charles Hobart and Linda S. Williams and Kimberly A. Moran and Alan J. Thompson},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={1348-56}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) is widely used to measure health status after stroke. However, a fundamental assumption for its valid use after stroke has not been comprehensively tested: is it legitimate to generate scores for 8 scales and 2 summary measures using the standard algorithms? We tested this assumption. METHODS SF-36 data from 177 people after stroke were examined (71% male; mean age, 62). We tested 6 scaling criteria to… CONTINUE READING