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SF-36Clinical studies 36-item Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form General Health Survey An instrument used to assess multidimensional health-related QOL, which measures 8 health related parameters: physical function, social function, physical role, emotional role, mental health, energy, pain, general health perceptions; each parameter is scored from 0 to 100 Managed care 36-Item Short-Form Functional and Perceived Health Status Survey A questionnaire which measures health status; the SF-36 also includes a list of 18 self-reported chronic conditions
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Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey,
A study used to provide perceived health status in eight domains. These domains include:1. limitation of physical activity resulting from health problems; 2. limitation of social activity caused by physical or emotional problems; 3. physical health problems limiting usual activities; 4. bodily pain; 5. general mental health (psychological distress or well-being); 6. limitation of usual activities due to emotional problems; 7. vitality (energy and fatigue); and 8. general health perceptions.The SF-36 is designed for use in those over the age of 14 and is useful in comparing the impact of disease and the efficacy of treatments, and identifying those at risk.
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