The objective of this study was to determine whether the Short-form 36 Health Status Questionnaire (SF-36) is suitable for use in an elderly population.
The SF-36 was administered by interview to a random sample of 827 adults from West Glamorgan.
Among the 216 adults aged 65 and over the data were 98.8% complete.
Evidence for a high degree of internal consistency was good with Cronbach's alpha statistic exceeding 0.8 for each parameter.
The evidence for construct validity was also good with the SF-36 distinguishing between those with and without markers of poorer health.
The SF-36 is suitable for use with an elderly population when used in an interview setting.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gériatrie, Epidémiologie, Dépistage, Etat sanitaire, Santé, Questionnaire, Validité, Méthodologie, Vieillard, Short-Form 36 Health Status Questionnaire Ware et al, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Geriatrics, Epidemiology, Medical screening, Health status, Health, Questionnaire, Validity, Methodology, Elderly, Human
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