Reliability and validity of the SF-36 Health Survey Questionnaire in patients with brain tumors: a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Buneviius2017ReliabilityAV,
  title={Reliability and validity of the SF-36 Health Survey Questionnaire in patients with brain tumors: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Adomas Bunevi{\vc}ius},
  booktitle={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2017}
}
BackgroundDeterioration of health related quality of life (HRQoL) is common in brain tumor patients. This study evaluated validity and reliability of the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form (SF-36) in patients with brain tumors.MethodsTwo hundred and seventy-seven patients admitted for brain tumor surgery were evaluated for HRQoL (SF-36 questionnaire); depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory-II or BDI-II); and functional status (Barthel index or BI). Final histological diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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