Use of the SF-36 among persons with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Use of the SF-36 among persons with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47619.
Journal:
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 83, issue 5, pp 390-395
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the applicability of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36) for assessing health-related quality of life among people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Analysis involved assessing the correlations between the SF-36's physical and mental component scores and the relationship of each component to level of neurologic impairment. Results showed that the 2 components measured separate and distinct constructs; only the physical component scores were associated with impairment severity.
Author(s):
Forchheimer, Martin; McAweeney, Mary; Tate, Denise G.
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