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SF-36 Form and Score formulas

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by lnester7, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    Does anybody have the SF-36 form and how to calculate it??? When I search I can find the form but not how to score it.

    I have found the SF-36 RAND and calculation but I noticed that the SF-36 is more widely used than the RAND. Unless is the same and I am confused?!!!

    Thank you,
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  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    The SF36-PF is explained here:



    That's what they used in PACE.
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  3. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    as Esther12 noted, the video covers the physical function part of the SF-36 (10 questions).

    There are 36 altogether and they don't all have the same scoring system (differing spread of responses, and they still have to be spread between 0 and 100).

    This is from the trademark holder (I think)
    survey with score numbers
    http://www.rand.org/health/surveys_tools/mos/mos_core_36item_survey.html

    how to add up the scores
    http://www.rand.org/health/surveys_tools/mos/mos_core_36item_scoring.html

    and this one is easier to read
    http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/OUTCOME/How_to_score_the_SF-36.pdf

    One can take a demo here (and they will add your scores for you; I don't understand the "norm-based scale scores", though):
    http://www.sf-36.org/demos/SF-36.html
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  4. WillowJ

    WillowJ Senior Member

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    oh, I see what you are asking. Rand makes a variety of instruments. There are three short forms for quality of life (SF-12, SF-20, and SF-36), and a long form (116 questions).

    Then they have more surveys for other things also asking about quality of care, screening for depression, screening for sleep problems, recording asthma symptoms, and so on and so forth.

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