TITLE

O SF-36 E O DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS MEDIDAS DE AVALIAÇ ÃO DE QUALIDADE DE VIDA

AUTHOR(S)
Campolina, Alessandro Gonçalves; Ciconelli, Rozana Mesquita
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa;2008, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
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.
ACCESSION #
33203886

 

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