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SF-12® Health Survey and SF-12v2® Health Survey (SF-12® / SF-12v2®)

Derived from the Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36®) in 1996 (SF-12v1®)

Modified in 2000 (SF-12v2® - version currently used)

Author(s)

Ware John E

© The Medical Outcomes Trust (MOT), Health Assessment Lab (HAL) and QualityMetric Incorporated.

Purpose

  • Pathology:

Generic

  • Disease:

All

  • Objective:

Developed to be a much shorter, yet valid, alternative to the SF-36® for use in large surveys of general and specific populations as well as large longitudinal studies of health outcomes

  • Population for intended use:

Adult

 

Characteristics

  • Concept of interest:

Health-Related Quality of Life - HRQL (incl. health status)

  • Administration mode:

Interviewer-administered

Self-administered

  • Data collection mode:

Computer-administered

Electronic version

Interactive Voice Response System (IVR)

Paper and pen

Telephone-administered

[ Also suited for handheld devices administration ]

  • Number of items:

12

  • Recall/Observation period:

The past 4 weeks (standard version) / The past week (acute version)

 

Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Ware J Jr, Kosinski M, Keller SD. A 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey:construction of scales and preliminary tests of reliability and validity. Med Care. 1996 Mar;34(3):220-33 (PubMed abstract)

Language(s)

  • Original language:

English for the USA

  • List of existing translations:

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Last update: March 2014

  

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