Protocol - Physical, Social, and Mental Health Functioning (SF-36V2)
The SF-36v2® Health Survey is a 36-item instrument for measuring health status and outcomes via patient self-report. It is designed for use in surveys of general and specific populations, health policy evaluations, and clinical practice and research. The SF-36v2® measures the following eight health concepts, which are relevant across age, disease, and treatment groups: physical functioning, role limitations due to physical health problems, bodily pain, general health, vitality (energy/fatigue), social functioning, role limitations due to emotional problems, and mental health (psychological distress and psychological well-being). Both standard (4-week) and acute (1-week) recall versions are available. The surveys standardized scoring system yields a profile of eight health scores and two summary measures (physical and mental health) and a self-evaluated change in health status.
To try the SF-36v2® Health Survey and to access a sample copy of the patient report, click the link below:
SF-36v2® is a registered trademark of the Medical Outcomes Trust.
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Personnel and Training RequiredNone
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Self-administered or interviewer-administered questionnaire
Adults aged 18 years and older
The SF-36v2® Health Survey was selected because it and its predecessor, the SF-36® Health Survey, are widely used and have been documented in nearly 13,000 peer-reviewed publications. It is valid and reliable, and because it is short, the SF-36v2® can be reproduced in a questionnaire with room for other, more precise measures.
|Common Data Elements (CDE)||Person Health Status And Outcome Assessment Score||3163073||CDE Browser|
|Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)||Phys soc mntl hlth func SF-36v2 proto||62975-8||LOINC|
Process and Review
This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.
SF-36v2® Health Survey
Original Version Author: John E. Ware, Jr.
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|PX191201000000||Protocol 191201 - proprietary. Check DCW for more||N/A|
Physical, Social, and Mental Health Functioning (SF-36V2)
December 13, 2010
This is a measure to assess overall health status and outcomes.
This measure is used to obtain self-reported information on a person's physical and mental health in eight health domains that are relevant across age, disease, and treatment groups: physical functioning, role limitations due to physical health problems, bodily pain, general health, vitality (energy/fatigue), social functioning, role limitations due to emotional problems, and mental health (psychological distress and psychological well-being).
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