Is the SF-36 health survey questionnaire suitable as a self-report measure of the health status of older adults with Parkingson's disease ?
An amended version of the Short Form 36 health survey questionnaire (SF-36), which has been suggested as being more suitable for self-completion in older adults, was evaluated among a group of elderly subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD).
In the subjects who were able to fully complete the modified SF-36 unaided, the severity of PD was broadly reflected by low reported levels of functioning and well-being with this measure.
However, the modified questionnaire still did not overcome the problem of missing responses from elderly subjects.
A total of 24% of respondents missed one or more of the 36 statements and 80% of missing responses were concentrated in the three statements which had been modified.
The SF-36 in its original form would need to be combined with a disease-specific measure to adequately evaluate the health status of older adults with PD.
Mots-clés Pascal : Autoévaluation, Questionnaire, Méthodologie, Vieillard, Adulte, Age, Population, Démographie, Société, Sociologie, Information, Santé, Parkinson maladie, Système nerveux pathologie, Maladie, Technique mesure, Classe âge, Qualité vie, Mode de vie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Self evaluation, Questionnaire, Methodology, Elderly, Adult, Age, Population, Demography, Society, Sociology, Information, Health, Parkinson disease, Nervous system diseases, Disease, Measurement technique, Age distribution, Quality of life, Life habit
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ORS Auvergne - Observatoire Régional de la Santé d'Auvergne
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/10/1997.