A comparative analysis of the SF-12 and the SF-36 among ischaemic heart disease patients

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Abstract

This paper investigated whether the SF-12 could replace the SF-36 in the measurement of health status among ischaemic heart disease patients. The SF-36 and SF-12 were administered to 105 cardiac patients. The SF-36 summary scores were strongly correlated and similar to the SF-12 summary scores. Also, the SF-12 scores were as powerful as the SF-36 summary scores in discriminating between subgroups of patients categorized according to their self-reported health status or angina classification. It is suggested that when there is a need to collect routine information about cardiac patients' general physical and mental health, the SF-12 is preferable to the SF-36 because of its brevity and acceptability to patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-711
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume6 (6)
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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