36-Item Short Form Survey

36-Item Short Form Survey

Definition

"The 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36) is a set of generic, coherent, and easily administered quality-of-life measures. It taps eight health concepts: physical functioning, bodily pain, role limitations due to physical health problems, role limitations due to personal or emotional problems, emotional well-being, social functioning, energy/fatigue, and general health perceptions. It also includes a single item that provides an indication of perceived change in health."

Domains

Quality of life

Administrations

Self administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

14 years and above

Estimated time

Less than 10 minutes

Attribution

Developed at RAND as part of the Medical Outcomes Study.