The MOS 36-ltem Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36): I. Conceptual Framework and Item Selection

@article{Ware1992TheM3,
  title={The MOS 36-ltem Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36): I. Conceptual Framework and Item Selection},
  author={John E. Jr. Ware and Cathy Donald Sherbourne},
  journal={Medical Care},
  year={1992},
  volume={30},
  pages={473-483}
}
A 36-item short-form (SF-36) was constructed to survey health status in the Medical Outcomes Study. [] Key Method The survey was constructed for self-administration by persons 14 years of age and older, and for administration by a trained interviewer in person or by telephone. The history of the development of the SF-36, the origin of specific items, and the logic underlying their selection are summarized. The content and features of the SF-36 are compared with the 20-item Medical Outcomes Study short-form.
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