Testing the measurement properties of the Short Form-36 Health Survey in a frail elderly population.

@article{Stadnyk1998TestingTM,
  title={Testing the measurement properties of the Short Form-36 Health Survey in a frail elderly population.},
  author={Karen J Stadnyk and James Calder and Kenneth Rockwood},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={827-35}
}
The Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) is a widely used measure of health-related quality of life, however, its suitability for frail older persons is not well documented. This study examines the measurement properties of the SF-36 in a frail older patient population. Patients consecutively admitted to two geriatric services (n = 146) were administered the SF-36 and comparative measures on admission and discharge. Internal consistency (0.75-0.91) and test-retest reliability (0.24-0.80) did not… CONTINUE READING

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