SF-36v2 Health Survey

QualityMetric's SF-36v2® Health Survey asks 36 questions to measure functional health and well-being from the patient's point of view. It is a practical, reliable, and valid measure of physical and mental health that can be completed in five to ten minutes.

It’s called a generic health survey because it can be used across age (18 and older), disease, and treatment group, as opposed to a disease-specific health survey which focuses on a particular condition or disease. The survey is meaningful to patients, clinicians, researchers, and administrators across the health care spectrum, and has various applications. These include:

The SF-36v2 provides scores for each of the eight health domains, and psychometrically-based physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS) scores. Because the survey uses norm-based scoring, comparisons can be made among the other generic health surveys (SF-12v2® and SF-8™). A preference-based utility index, called the SF-6D, is also available to help understand economic benefit.

Multiple modes of administration are offered, including online, PDA, and more. The SF-36v2 is available in more than 170 translations in both standard four-week and acute one-week recall periods.

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"They [SF-36 scores] summarize the patient's physical and mental health, including areas of anxiety/depression."

Dr. David Ayers, Chair and Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, UMass Memorial Medical Center