SF-36 and the development of new assessment tools for quality of life

SF-36 and the development of new assessment tools for quality of life

Alternative title O SF-36 e o desenvolvimento de novas medidas de avaliação de qualidade de vida
Author Campolina, Alessandro Gonçalves Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ciconelli, Rozana Mesquita Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The use of assessment tools for quality of life has allowed the incorporation of the views of patients in health decision-making. This article presents the characteristics and changes experienced by one of the most used questionnaires of quality of life, at present: the Short Form 36-item Health Survey (SF-36). We also discuss the issues related to the construction, properties and applications of this measuring tool and other derived measures as: the SF-12, the SF-8, the Dynamic Health Assessment (DYNHA) and the SF-6D. We emphasize the use of the SF-36 for assessing the effectiveness of interventions in health, the SF-12 for the tracking of health disorders, the SF-8 for the monitoring of population health; the DYNHA for individualized evaluations in clinical practice and the SF-6D for economic analysis in health. Information on the versions validated for Portuguese language and the permission to use the questionnaires are provided.
Keywords quality of life
assessment
effectiveness
health economics
Language Portuguese
Date 2008-04-01
Published in Acta Reumatologica Portuguesa. Alges: Medfarma-edicoes Medicas, Lda, v. 33, n. 2, p. 127-133, 2008.
ISSN 0303-464X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Medfarma-edicoes Medicas, Lda
Extent 127-133
Origin http://www.actareumatologica.pt/article_download.php?id=335
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000257294000002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42079

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